Data Usage Policy:
Genomes and predicted gene sets for the following species are not yet published: Bombus terrestris, B. impatiens, Apis florea, A. dorsata, and A. mellifera (latest assembly Amel_4.5).These sequences are provided to the public pre-publication to allow research on individual genes to proceed faster than the genome analysis would allow. They are covered by the Ft. Lauderdale (1) and later Toronto (2) agreements whereby the data producers make the data available and state their intent to publish analyses, the data users ask permission to use the prepublication data and cite the appropriate source, and the journals and reviewers make sure that articles are published following the guidelines. Release to GenBank and Ensembl and similar repositories does not constitute publication. Please contact us if you wish to use these sequences in published analyses.
1. Sharing Data from Large-scale Biological Research Projects: A System of Tripartite Responsibility. Report of a meeting organised by the Wellcome Trust and held on 14-15 January 2003 at Fort Lauderdale, USA.
2. Toronto International Data Release Workshop Authors. Prepublication data sharing. Nature. 2009 Sep 10;461(7261):168-70.
How to Cite:
Please cite the use of these genome browsers as: Hymenoptera Genome Database: integrated community resources for insect species of the order Hymenoptera. Munoz-Torres MC, Reese JT, Childers CP, Bennett AK, Sundaram JP, Childs KL, Anzola JM, Milshina N, Elsik CG. Nucleic Acids Research (2011) 39(suppl 1): D658-D662 doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq1145
BeeBase allows users to query the bee genomes in a variety of ways:
- Genome Browsers allow users to explore the Baylor assemblies for Apis mellifera(versions 2, 3,4 and 4.5) and versions 1.0 of the Bombus impatiens and B. terrestris assemblies.
- BLAST Server: Users may query all the bee genomes through sequence-based local similarity searches using our customized versions of NCBI's BLAST. It is also possible to query previous versions of the Apis mellifera gene sets with the highly sensitive homolog-finding algorithms in NCBI's PSI-BLAST.
- Bee Apollo: Use our Apollo Annotation Tools to access the Apis mellifera and Bombus terrestris genomes.