New genome for an at-risk bumblebee

A massive collaborative undertaking by BEEc co-directors Colla and Zayed and their team led to the development of the first genome of an at-risk bumblebee. The researchers sequenced and analyzed 20 individual genomes of the yellow banded bumblebee; an at-risk species that has substantially declined in Canada and the US. The genome will help us better understand the factors underlying the speciesโ€™s decline.

Please see the press release,ย the paper online, and news coverage on the study.