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Genomic and gene information

Genome assembly

The current genome assembly is Tcas5.2, the accession numbers for NCBI are:

Gene predictions from the iBeetle project

Links and resources

iBeetle Genome Browser

GBrowse and JBrowse Including RNA-seq data, intron hints and more.

NCBI genome Browser/Blast

Genome Data Viewer and Blast

i5k genome Browser


ENSEMBL genome Browser

iBeetle Blast

The iBeetle Blast uses the most recent predicted gene model for a blast against putative proteins.

Off target control for RNAi

Online tool Deqor to check for off target sites (iBeetle fragments were designed using this algorithm)
Other resources


The Tribolium Ontology about the morphological structures of Tribolium

on iBeetle Base and on NCBO BioPortal

Ontology based answer service OBA

The OBA-service is used to embed the Tribolium anatomical ontology (TrOn) into the search function of iBeetle-Base.
(Developed by Jürgen Dönitz and Edgar Wingender)


A database of insertional mutants and enhancer trap lines.
(Provided by the GEKU consortium)

Link to Tribolium labs and protocols
(Maintained by Martin Klingler)

Tribolium listserver

Please subscribe if you wish to remain informed (e.g. meetings, jobs etc).
(Maintained by Gregor Bucher)