Skip to main content
Dryad logo

A chromosome-level genome assembly of Paracymoriza distinctalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Acentropinae)

Citation

Chen, Xiaoning (2022), A chromosome-level genome assembly of Paracymoriza distinctalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Acentropinae), Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.p8cz8w9s4

Abstract

Paracymoriza distinctalis is a semi-aquatic lepidopteran insect, which is of great value for studying the differentiation of the Pyraloidea super family. However, the understanding of heredity, evolution, and functional genomics of P. distinctalis are limited by few genome-wide resources. Here, we applied PacBio sequencing and the chromosome capture technique to assemble the first P. distinctalis genome from a single female individual. The genome size is 1.2 Gb with 32 chromosomes and the N50 is 38.91 Mb. Approximately 576.37 Mb, accounting for 48.93% of the genome, was identified as repeats. The genome comprises 39,003 protein-coding genes, 66.56% of which were functionally annotated. Comparative genomics analysis suggested that the common ancestor of P. distinctalis and Chilo suppressalis lived ~83.5 million years ago. This chromosome-level genome assembly work is not only conducive to the understanding of P. distinctalis, but also may promote the study of the genomes of other lepidopteran species.