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StatusReference proteome
Proteinsi <p>Number of protein entries associated with this proteome: UniProtKB entries for regular proteomes or UniParc entries for redundant proteomes (<a href="/help/proteome%5Fredundancy">more...</a>)</p> 15,321
Gene counti <p>This is the total number of unique genes found in the proteome set, algorithmically computed. For each gene, a single representative protein sequence is chosen from the proteome. Where possible, reviewed (Swiss-Prot) protein sequences are chosen as the representatives.</p> - Download one protein sequence per gene (FASTA)
Proteome IDi <p>The proteome identifier (UPID) is the unique identifier assigned to the set of proteins that constitute the <a href="">proteome</a>. It consists of the characters 'UP' followed by 9 digits, is stable across releases and can therefore be used to cite a UniProt proteome.<p><a href='/help/proteome_id' target='_top'>More...</a></p>UP000005203
Taxonomy7460 - Apis mellifera
Last modifiedJanuary 9, 2020
Genome assembly and annotationi <p>Identifier for the genome assembly (<a href="">more...</a>)</p> GCA_000002195.1 from EnsemblMetazoa full
CompletenessClose to Standard

The western honey bee (Apis mellifera) is essential to global ecology as a pollinator. It is native to Europe, western Asia, and Africa. Honey bee colonies having distinct social organization, with queens that produce offspring (by haplodiploidy, a sex determination system) and non-reproductive workers which gather and process food. One of the most evolved social behaviors that they show is their communication of new food discoveries with 'dance language', the only known non-primate symbolic language. This makes the honey bee a model organism for studying social behaviour. The genus Apis means "bee" in Latin, and mellifera comes from the Greek melli- "honey" and ferei "to bear".

The Apis mellifera complete genome sequence was published in 2006, by the Honey Bee Genome Sequencing Consortium. It contains 236 Mb, and approximately 10,600 protein-coding genes. The honey bee genome is characterized by a high A+T content, the absence of transposons, and a slow rate of evolution.

Componentsi <p>Genomic components encoding the proteome</p>

Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Component representationProteins
Linkage group 11829
Linkage group 2882
Linkage group 3778
Linkage group 4765
Linkage group 5964
Linkage group 6909
Linkage group 7640
Linkage group 8968
Linkage group 9697
Linkage group 10858
Linkage group 111049
Linkage group 12565
Linkage group 13489
Linkage group 14688
Linkage group 15757
Linkage group 16422
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