Ants, Bees, Genomes & Evolution @ Queen Mary University London
Fire ant genome published
Two papers just out! Our Solenopsis invicta fire ant genome paper is out in PNAS. Win! And a study on fire ant Odorant Binding Proteins in PLoS ONE. Anurag Priyam and are developing a generic BLAST web interface in ruby. It’s already super useful for our fourmidable ant genome database, and I’m sure will be for others working with non-model organisms. (easy to use; less of a hassle to set up than gmod…). Using the server, you can blast ant genome sequences (and predicted genes).
Photo of fire ants on their genome (C) Romain Libbrecht & Yannick Wurm
February 21, 2011