Hymenoptera Genome Database: integrating genome annotations in HymenopteraMine

Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Jan 4;44(D1):D793-800. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv1208. Epub 2015 Nov 17.


We report an update of the Hymenoptera Genome Database (HGD) (http://HymenopteraGenome.org), a model organism database for insect species of the order Hymenoptera (ants, bees and wasps). HGD maintains genomic data for 9 bee species, 10 ant species and 1 wasp, including the versions of genome and annotation data sets published by the genome sequencing consortiums and those provided by NCBI. A new data-mining warehouse, HymenopteraMine, based on the InterMine data warehousing system, integrates the genome data with data from external sources and facilitates cross-species analyses based on orthology. New genome browsers and annotation tools based on JBrowse/WebApollo provide easy genome navigation, and viewing of high throughput sequence data sets and can be used for collaborative genome annotation. All of the genomes and annotation data sets are combined into a single BLAST server that allows users to select and combine sequence data sets to search.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Data Mining
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genome, Insect*
  • Genomics
  • Hymenoptera / genetics*
  • Molecular Sequence Annotation*
  • Sequence Alignment