A Chromosome-length Assembly of the Black Petaltail (Tanypteryx hageni) Dragonfly

Ethan R. Tolman, Christopher D. Beatty, Jonas Bush, Manpreet Kohli, Carlos M. Moreno, Jessica L. Ware, K. Scott Weber, Ruqayya Khan, Chirag Maheshwari, David Weisz, Olga Dudchenko, Erez Lieberman Aiden, Paul B. Frandsen

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We present a chromosome-length genome assembly and annotation of the Black Petaltail dragonfly (Tanypteryx hageni). This habitat specialist diverged from its sister species over 70 million years ago, and separated from the most closely related Odonata with a reference genome 150 million years ago. Using PacBio HiFi reads and Hi-C data for scaffolding we produce one of the most high-quality Odonata genomes to date. A scaffold N50 of 206.6 Mb and a single copy BUSCO score of 96.2% indicate high contiguity and completeness.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGenome Biology and Evolution
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2023


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