Genome data from the Florida carpenter ant (Camponotus floridanus)

R Bonasio, G Zhang, C Ye, NS Mutti, X Fang, N Qin, G Donahue, P Yang, Q Li, C Li, P Zhang, Z Huang, SL Berger, D Reinberg, J Wang & J Liebig
Here we present the sequenced genome of the Florida carpenter ant (Camponotus floridanus), a species with an organized caste society. As an eusocial species, its genome offers interesting insights into aging, epigenetics and animal behavior. The Illumina Genome Analyzer platform was used to sequence a genomic library of the Florida carpenter ant, obtaining more than 100-fold coverage. The draft genomic assembly reached a scaffold N50 size of ~600 Kb and covers more than 90% of...