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Accession: PRJNA183205 ID: 183205

The 1KITE project: evolution of insects

Insects are one of the most species-rich groups of metazoan organisms. They play a pivotal role in most non-marine ecosystems and many insect species are of enormous economical and medical importance. Unraveling the evolution of insects is essential for understanding how life in terrestrial and limnic environments evolved. The 1KITE (1K Insect Transcriptome Evolution) project aims to study the transcriptomes (that is the entirety of expressed genes) of 1,000 insect species encompassing all recognized insect orders. For each species, so-called ESTs (Expressed Sequence Tags) will be produced using next generation sequencing techniques (NGS). The expected data will allow inferring for the first time a robust phylogenetic backbone tree of insects. More...
TypeUmbrella Comparative genomics project (Subtype:Comparative genomics)
  • Kawahara AY et al., "Phylogenomics reveals the evolutionary timing and pattern of butterflies and moths.", Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2019 Nov 5;116(45):22657-22663
  • Misof B et al., "Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution.", Science, 2014 Nov 7;346(6210):763-7
  • "1KITE" (Grant ID SZY11020, Bejing Genomics Institute)
SubmissionRegistration date: 7-Dec-2012
The 1KITE consortium
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Project Data:
Resource NameNumber
of Links
Sequence data
Nucleotide (total)530177
TSA master419
SRA Experiments411
Other datasets
SRA Data Details
Data volume, Gbases3,250
Data volume, Tbytes2.24
This project encompasses the following 1076 sub-projects:
Project TypeNumber of Projects
Transcriptome or Gene expression1076
PRJNA272159Aaroniella sp. AD-2014The 1KITE project: evolution of insects (Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum...)
PRJNA286328Abrosoma johorenseThe 1KITE project: evolution of insects (Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum...)
PRJNA266121Acanthaeschna victoriaAcanthaeschna victoria Transcriptome or Gene expression (Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum...)
PRJNA316394Acanthanura dendyiThe 1KITE project: evolution of insects (Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum...)
PRJNA219519Acanthocasuarina muellerianaeThe 1KITE project: evolution of insects (Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum...)
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