New Insect Genome-Hosting Resource

The 5000 arthropod genomes initiative (i5k) has announced its new online genome repository, the i5k Workspace@NAL, in a paper in Nucleic Acids Research (Poelchau et al 2014). The Workspace@NAL, hosted at the National Agricultural Library, promises to be a useful resource […]

Spider Genomes Sequenced

The assembled genome of the social velvet spider and a draft assembly of the tarantula genome that represent two major taxonomic groups of spiders was reported. The genomes are large and intron length is long and exons are small. Interesting […]