The genome sequence of the wood white butterfly, Leptidea sinapis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Wellcome Sanger Institute Tree of Life programme, Wellcome Sanger Institute Scientific Operations: DNA Pipelines collective, Tree of Life Core Informatics collective, Darwin Tree of Life Consortium, Konrad Lohse, Lars Höök, Karin Näsvall, Niclas Backström

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Abstract / Description of output

We present a genome assembly from an individual male Leptidea sinapis (the wood white; Arthropoda; Insecta; Lepidoptera; Pieridae). The genome sequence is 686 megabases in span. The majority (99.99%) of the assembly is scaffolded into 48 chromosomal pseudomolecules, with three Z sex chromosomes assembled. Gene annotation of this assembly on Ensembl has identified 14,800 protein coding genes.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalWellcome Open Research
Issue number254
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Leptidea sinapis
  • wood white
  • butterfly
  • genome sequence
  • chromosomal
  • lepidoptera


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