Drosophila suzukii Matsumura (Spotted Wing Drosophila) has recently become a serious pest of a wide variety of fruit crops in the U.S. as well as in Europe, leading to substantial yearly crop losses. To enable basic and applied research of this important pest, we sequenced the D. suzukii genome to obtain a high quality reference sequence. Here we discuss the basic properties of the genome and transcriptome, and describe patterns of genome evolution in D. suzukii and its close relatives. Our analyses and genome annotations are presented in a web portal, SpottedWingFlyBase, to facilitate public access.
- Received August 7, 2013.
- Accepted October 10, 2013.
- Copyright © 2013 Author et al.
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