The Darwin Tree of Life team are delighted to announce the release of three complete bumblebee genomes this week. These high-quality, chromosomally complete reference genomes have been produced from specimens from Wytham Woods, near Oxford.
Dr Liam Crowley, a postdoctoral field biologist at the University of Oxford who is a member of the Woodland Wonders team, writes about the importance of sequencing the genomes of bumblebees, and which species were sequenced.
You can also view the public genome data yourself!
Ask Liam Crowley a question