Pest Genomics Initiative
High quality annotated insect pest genomes for global crop protection research
Mission of the project
Worldwide, pests account for a 5-20% loss of crop yield, and this is estimated to increase to 10-25% due to a warming climate. The availability of pest insect genomes is playing an increasingly important role in crop protection research.
This site represents information from a pre-competitive project between three partners, Rothamsted, Bayer, and Syngenta to sequence and assemble high quality genomes for 20 insect agricultural pests of world-wide importance. We aimed to complete the genomes to chromosome level and have accompanying gene annotations with curated models from the P450, UGT, ABC (see extra's section for list), and IRAC set (see extra's section for list) of genes to ensure research ready resources and that they are freely available upon completion of the project.
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Majority of information contained in this website as a Report.