Data in Brief |  September 20, 2021

Transcriptomic data during development of a two-spotted cricket Gryllus bimaculatus

Author:Nobuaki Kono 1,3, Hiroyuki Nakamura 4, Rintaro Ohtoshi 4, Kazuharu Arakawa 1,2,3∗


  • 1. Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University
  • 2. Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
  • 3. Systems Biology Program, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
  • 4. Spiber inc.

The two-spotted cricket Gryllus bimaculatus is a popular food for reptiles and other insectivorous animals, for the ease of breeding and rich nutrients. It goes through eight moulting cycles until it grows into an adult of size around 30–40 mm, but different larval instars are also used for their sizes matching the fed animals. We therefore provide a transcriptomic resource on different developmental stages of G. bimaculatus to understand the inner molecular workings of these stages contributing to varying nutrients. The raw RNA sequence data is available at NCBI Sequence Read Archive (SRA) under the BioProject PRJNA716138 and the assembled contigs are available as a supplementary data of this report.

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