Genome data from Jerdon’s jumping ant (Harpegnathos saltator)

  • Roberto Bonasio (Creator)
  • Guojie Zhang (Creator)
  • Chaoyang Ye (Creator)
  • Navdeep S. Mutti (Creator)
  • Xiaodong Fang (Creator)
  • Nan Qin (Creator)
  • Greg Donahue (Creator)
  • Pengcheng Yang (Creator)
  • Qiye Li (Creator)
  • Cai Li (Creator)
  • Pei Zhang (Creator)
  • Zhiyong Huang (Creator)
  • Shelley L. Berger (Creator)
  • Danny Reinberg (Creator)
  • Jun Wang (Creator)
  • Juergen Liebig (Creator)



Presented here is the sequenced genome of Jerdon’s jumping ant (Harpegnathos saltator). The jumping ant has a distinct caste and social behavior system, and its genome offers interesting insights into epigenetics in aging and behavior. The Illumina Genome Analyzer platform was used to sequence a genomic library, obtaining more than 100-fold coverage of the estimated 330 Mb genome. The draft genomic assembly reached a scaffold N50 size of ~600 kb and covers more than 90% of the ant’s genome.
Date made availableNov 12 2011

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