Apis mellifera (honey bee)
Representative genome: Apis mellifera (assembly Amel_4.5)
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ID: 48
Organism ImageApis mellifera (honey bee)

The honey bee is a social insect, important for agricultural and biomedical research studies

Lineage: Eukaryota[2666]; Metazoa[878]; Ecdysozoa[409]; Arthropoda[313]; Hexapoda[270]; Insecta[266]; Pterygota[266]; Neoptera[262]; Holometabola[226]; Hymenoptera[53]; Apocrita[49]; Aculeata[36]; Apoidea[15]; Apidae[12]; Apis[4]; Apis mellifera[1]
The honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a valuable organism for study due to its unique behavioral traits and social instincts. A. mellifera is important to the agricultural community as a pollinator and to researchers as a model for studies in immunity and diseases of the X chromosome. These characteristics of the honey bee were instrumental More...


Sequence data: genome assemblies: 2; sequence reads: 15 (See  Genome Assembly and Annotation report)
Statistics: median total length (Mb): 246.927
 median protein count: 22456
 median GC%: 33.0169
NCBI Annotation Release:  103



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