+1 Recommend
1 collections
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found
      Is Open Access

      Sawfly Genomes Reveal Evolutionary Acquisitions That Fostered the Mega-Radiation of Parasitoid and Eusocial Hymenoptera

      e1 , e50 , e2 , e3 , e4 , e5 , e6 , e2 , e7 , e8 , e9 , e2 , e10 , e11 , e12 , e12 , e9 , e9 , e13 , e1 , e5 , e9 , e14 , e15 , e16 , e4 , e17 , e18 , e19 , e20 , e21 , e22 , e23 , e9 , e21 , e20 , e9 , e24 , e25 , e26 , e27 , e3 , e28 , e5 , e9 , e29 , e12 , e29 , e30 , e1 , e31 , e32 , e33 , e9 , e9 , e34 , e2 , e32 , e35 , e1 , e36 , e37 , e31 , e1 , e11 , e1 , e9 , e38 , e39 , e40 , e41 , e3 , e24 , e25 , e12 , e20 , e3 , e42 , e43 , e7 , e44 , e45 , e20 , e46 , e38 , e39 , e13 , e1 , e47 , e9 , e48 , e4 , e24 , e25 , e1 , e9 , e9 , e49 , e1 , e32

      Genome Biology and Evolution

      Oxford University Press

      hexamerin, major royal jelly protein, microsynteny, odorant receptor, opsin, phytophagy

      Read this article at

          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.


          The tremendous diversity of Hymenoptera is commonly attributed to the evolution of parasitoidism in the last common ancestor of parasitoid sawflies (Orussidae) and wasp-waisted Hymenoptera (Apocrita). However, Apocrita and Orussidae differ dramatically in their species richness, indicating that the diversification of Apocrita was promoted by additional traits. These traits have remained elusive due to a paucity of sawfly genome sequences, in particular those of parasitoid sawflies. Here, we present comparative analyses of draft genomes of the primarily phytophagous sawfly Athalia rosae and the parasitoid sawfly Orussus abietinus. Our analyses revealed that the ancestral hymenopteran genome exhibited traits that were previously considered unique to eusocial Apocrita (e.g., low transposable element content and activity) and a wider gene repertoire than previously thought (e.g., genes for CO 2 detection). Moreover, we discovered that Apocrita evolved a significantly larger array of odorant receptors than sawflies, which could be relevant to the remarkable diversification of Apocrita by enabling efficient detection and reliable identification of hosts.

          Related collections

          Most cited references 95

          • Record: found
          • Abstract: found
          • Article: not found

          Genome sequence of the nematode C. elegans: a platform for investigating biology.

           James Mussell (1999)
          The 97-megabase genomic sequence of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans reveals over 19,000 genes. More than 40 percent of the predicted protein products find significant matches in other organisms. There is a variety of repeated sequences, both local and dispersed. The distinctive distribution of some repeats and highly conserved genes provides evidence for a regional organization of the chromosomes.
            • Record: found
            • Abstract: found
            • Article: found
            Is Open Access

            NCBI Reference Sequences (RefSeq): current status, new features and genome annotation policy

            The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Reference Sequence (RefSeq) database is a collection of genomic, transcript and protein sequence records. These records are selected and curated from public sequence archives and represent a significant reduction in redundancy compared to the volume of data archived by the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration. The database includes over 16 000 organisms, 2.4 × 106 genomic records, 13 × 106 proteins and 2 × 106 RNA records spanning prokaryotes, eukaryotes and viruses (RefSeq release 49, September 2011). The RefSeq database is maintained by a combined approach of automated analyses, collaboration and manual curation to generate an up-to-date representation of the sequence, its features, names and cross-links to related sources of information. We report here on recent growth, the status of curating the human RefSeq data set, more extensive feature annotation and current policy for eukaryotic genome annotation via the NCBI annotation pipeline. More information about the resource is available online (see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/RefSeq/).
              • Record: found
              • Abstract: found
              • Article: not found

              Sea anemone genome reveals ancestral eumetazoan gene repertoire and genomic organization.

              Sea anemones are seemingly primitive animals that, along with corals, jellyfish, and hydras, constitute the oldest eumetazoan phylum, the Cnidaria. Here, we report a comparative analysis of the draft genome of an emerging cnidarian model, the starlet sea anemone Nematostella vectensis. The sea anemone genome is complex, with a gene repertoire, exon-intron structure, and large-scale gene linkage more similar to vertebrates than to flies or nematodes, implying that the genome of the eumetazoan ancestor was similarly complex. Nearly one-fifth of the inferred genes of the ancestor are eumetazoan novelties, which are enriched for animal functions like cell signaling, adhesion, and synaptic transmission. Analysis of diverse pathways suggests that these gene "inventions" along the lineage leading to animals were likely already well integrated with preexisting eukaryotic genes in the eumetazoan progenitor.

                Author and article information

                Role: Associate Editor
                Genome Biol Evol
                Genome Biol Evol
                Genome Biology and Evolution
                Oxford University Press
                July 2020
                22 May 2020
                22 May 2020
                : 12
                : 7
                : 1099-1188
                [e1 ] Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research, Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig , Bonn, Germany
                [e2 ] INSA-Lyon, INRAE, BF2I, UMR0203, Université de Lyon , Villeurbanne, France
                [e3 ] Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati
                [e4 ] Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, University of Groningen , The Netherlands
                [e5 ] Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster , Germany
                [e6 ] B CUBE—Center for Molecular Bioengineering, Technische Universität Dresden , Germany
                [e7 ] School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University
                [e8 ] Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, College of Natural Resources, University of California , Berkeley
                [e9 ] Human Genome Sequencing Center, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine , Houston, Texas
                [e10 ] Graduate Institute of Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics, National Taiwan University , Taipei, Taiwan
                [e11 ] USDA-ARS, National Agricultural Library , Beltsville, Maryland
                [e12 ] Genomics Aotearoa and Biochemistry Department, University of Otago , Dunedin, New Zealand
                [e13 ] Department of Biology, University of Rochester
                [e14 ] School of Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds , United Kingdom
                [e15 ] A.N. Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, Moscow State University , Russia
                [e16 ] Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit
                [e17 ] Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro
                [e18 ] Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette
                [e19 ] Division of Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München , Planegg-Martinsried, Germany
                [e20 ] Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen , Denmark
                [e21 ] Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology , Jena, Germany
                [e22 ] Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS) , Praha 6—Suchdol, Czech Republic
                [e23 ] Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago
                [e24 ] Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, University of Geneva Medical School , Switzerland
                [e25 ] Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics , Geneva, Switzerland
                [e26 ] Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Foundation for Research and Technology—Hellas , Heraklion, Crete, Greece
                [e27 ] INRAE, CNRS, IRD, UPEC, Univ. P7, Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences of Paris, Sorbonne Université , Versailles, France
                [e28 ] Department of Biological Sciences, Oakland University, Rochester
                [e29 ] Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, Zoology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Bonn , Germany
                [e30 ] Center of Life Sciences, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology , Russia
                [e31 ] INRAE, CNRS, IRD, UPEC, Univ. P7, Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences of Paris, Sorbonne Université , Paris, France
                [e32 ] Department of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, Institute of Biology I (Zoology), Albert Ludwig University Freiburg , Germany
                [e33 ] Berkeley Bioinformatics Open-source Projects (BBOP), Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory , Berkeley, California
                [e34 ] USDA Agricultural Research Service, Center for Grain and Animal Health Research , Manhattan, Kansas
                [e35 ] Arthropoda Department, Center for Taxonomy and Evolutionary Research, Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig , Bonn, Germany
                [e36 ] Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics , Freiburg, Germany
                [e37 ] Zoological Institute, University of Hamburg , Germany
                [e38 ] Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne , Switzerland
                [e39 ] Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics , Lausanne, Switzerland
                [e40 ] Institute for Insect Biotechnology, University of Gießen , Germany
                [e41 ] Center for Translational Biodiversity Genomics (LOEWE-TBG) , Frankfurt, Germany
                [e42 ] Department of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute , Jupiter, Florida
                [e43 ] Transgenic Silkworm Research Unit, Division of Biotechnology, Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) , Owashi, Tsukuba, Japan
                [e44 ] Biochemistry Department, University of Otago , Dunedin, New Zealand
                [e45 ] Zoology Department, University of Cambridge , United Kingdom
                [e46 ] Center for Bioinformatics Tübingen (ZBIT), University of Tübingen , Germany
                [e47 ] Computational Biology Group, Leibniz Institute on Aging—Fritz Lipmann Institute , Jena, Germany
                [e48 ] Division of Medical Zoology, Department of Infection and Immunity, Jichi Medical University , Yakushiji, Shimotsuke, Japan
                [e49 ] Insect Genome Research and Engineering Unit, Division of Applied Genetics, Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO , Owashi, Tsukuba, Japan
                [e50 ] Lead Contact
                Author notes
                © The Author(s) 2020. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution.

                This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. For commercial re-use, please contact journals.permissions@oup.com

                Page count
                Pages: 20
                Funded by: Det Frie Forskningsråd, DOI 10.13039/501100004836;
                Award ID: 7014-0008B
                Research Article


                hexamerin, major royal jelly protein, microsynteny, odorant receptor, opsin, phytophagy


                Comment on this article