Long-Read Genome Sequencing of Abscondita cerata (Coleoptera:
Lampyridae), the Endemic Firefly of Taiwan
is the most abundant and widely distributed endemic firefly species in
Taiwan and is considered a key environmental and ecological indicator
organism. This study demonstrates that the utilization of low coverage
Nanopore long reads coupled with paired-end short reads is capable of
generating a drafted genome that covers ~85% of genes. The Abs. cerata genome and
transcriptome reveal (1) their vision is mainly UVS for detecting environmental
twilight and deciding when to begin nocturnal activity, (2) the major
expressed olfactory receptors (OR56d)
may be correlated to the suitable humidity sensing, and (3) Luc1-type
luciferase is responsible for Abs.
cerata luminescent spectrum. This study is part of Taiwan
Biogenome Project, which is funded by Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
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