Resequencing data from 40 varieties of wild and domesticated silkworms

Q Xia, Y Guo, Z Zhang, D Li, Z Xuan, Z Li, F Dai, Y Li, D Cheng, R Li, T Cheng, T Jiang, C Becquet, X Xu, C Liu, X Zha, W Fan, Y Lin, Y Shen, L Jiang, J Jensen, I Hellmann, S Tang, P Zhao, H Xu … & J Wang
Here we present whole-genome resequencing data of 40 domesticated and wild silkworms (Bombyx). The domesticated silkworm (Bombyx mori) is of great economic interest and has been domesticated for more the 5,000 years. An organism with a mid-range genome size (~432 Mb), it often serves as a model insect for the order Lepidoptera. A number of wild varieties of silkworms exist as well, including the Chinese wild silkworm (Bombyx mandarina) from which the domesticated silkworm originated....