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Overview

StatusReference proteome
Proteinsi10,634
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="http://www.uniprot.org/manual/proteomes_manual">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>UP000005205
Taxonomy12957 - Atta cephalotes
Last modifiedOctober 22, 2018
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000143395.2 from EnsemblMetazoa

Ants (family Formicidae) are extremely successful social insects evolved from wasp-like ancestors, and are found in almost every habitat across the planet. There are over 12,000 known ant species with many more still to be identified. Ants live in colonies which can range in size from 100's to the incalculably large genetically related global mega colony of the Argentine ant.

Large female soldiers guard the nest. Two worker castes are also females known as media, who cut leaves and return them to nest and minima, who chop up the leaves and feed them to the fungus. The sole responsibility of the winged males is to inseminate the queen. The complex social interplay between all the colony members is sometimes described as a superorganism.

The genome for the leaf-cutter ant Atta cephalotes was published in 2011 and reveals insights into its obligate symbiotic lifestyle. Leafcutter ants are dependent on the cultivated fungus for nutrients and genome analysis has confirmed that there is a reduction in genes related to nutrient acquisition. The estimated size of the genome is 300Mb.

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

Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Proteins
Unassembled WGS sequence10634
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