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Bracon brevicornis Genome Showcases the Potential of Linked-Read Sequencing in Identifying a Putative Complementary Sex Determiner Gene

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Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University & Research, 6708PB Wageningen, The Netherlands
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Population and Evolutionary Ecology Group, Institute of Ecology, FB02, University of Bremen, 28359 Bremen, Germany
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Bioscience, Wageningen University & Research, 6708PB Wageningen, The Netherlands
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Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University & Research, 6708PB Wageningen, The Netherlands
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Genes 2020, 11(12), 1390; https://doi.org/10.3390/genes11121390
Received: 29 October 2020 / Accepted: 18 November 2020 / Published: 24 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Evolution of Sexual Development in Arthropods)
Bracon brevicornis is an ectoparasitoid of a wide range of larval-stage Lepidopterans, including several pests of important crops, such as the corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis. It is also one of the earliest documented cases of complementary sex determination in Hymenoptera. Here, we present the linked-read-based genome of B. brevicornis, complete with an ab initio-derived annotation and protein comparisons with fellow braconids, Fopius arisanus and Diachasma alloeum. We demonstrate the potential of linked-read assemblies in exploring regions of heterozygosity and search for structural and homology-derived evidence of the complementary sex determiner gene (csd). View Full-Text
Keywords: 10X Genomics; Braconinae; complementary sex determination; microsynteny; feminizer; parasitoid; parasitic wasp 10X Genomics; Braconinae; complementary sex determination; microsynteny; feminizer; parasitoid; parasitic wasp
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Ferguson, K.B.; Pannebakker, B.A.; Centurión, A.; van den Heuvel, J.; Nieuwenhuis, R.; Becker, F.F.M.; Schijlen, E.; Thiel, A.; Zwaan, B.J.; Verhulst, E.C. Bracon brevicornis Genome Showcases the Potential of Linked-Read Sequencing in Identifying a Putative Complementary Sex Determiner Gene. Genes 2020, 11, 1390. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes11121390

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Ferguson KB, Pannebakker BA, Centurión A, van den Heuvel J, Nieuwenhuis R, Becker FFM, Schijlen E, Thiel A, Zwaan BJ, Verhulst EC. Bracon brevicornis Genome Showcases the Potential of Linked-Read Sequencing in Identifying a Putative Complementary Sex Determiner Gene. Genes. 2020; 11(12):1390. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes11121390

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Ferguson, Kim B.; Pannebakker, Bart A.; Centurión, Alejandra; van den Heuvel, Joost; Nieuwenhuis, Ronald; Becker, Frank F.M.; Schijlen, Elio; Thiel, Andra; Zwaan, Bas J.; Verhulst, Eveline C. 2020. "Bracon brevicornis Genome Showcases the Potential of Linked-Read Sequencing in Identifying a Putative Complementary Sex Determiner Gene" Genes 11, no. 12: 1390. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes11121390

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