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Table 1 Insect orders evaluated for sequencing priority

From: Beenomes to Bombyx: future directions in applied insect genomics

Insect order Genome size GenBank records Species diversity Human impact Composite score
Thysanura
Odonata
Orthoptera
Phasmida
Blattaria
Heteroptera
Homoptera
Coleoptera
Hymenoptera
Lepidoptera
Diptera
  1. Insect orders are listed according to the phylogenetic tree shown in Figure 1 and show relative genome size (weighted mean, with size corresponding to the area of the circle). Also shown are the number of protein records in GenBank, number of worldwide species, and human impact estimate (see text for further details). In each case the proportion of the circle that is black indicates the number relative to the order with the highest value for each measure (the highest ranking order being shown with a filled circle). The last column shows a composite ranking of orders assuming that equal weight is given to each of these criteria.