Ceratotherium simum simum

Genome assembly: CerSimSim1 (GCA 000283155.1)

This release features the first preliminary assembly of the southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum, GCA_000283155.1) which became available in August 2012. The assembly comprises 3086 toplevel sequences, all of which are unplaced scaffolds (from 57823 contigs). The N50 of the contigs is 93 kb and the N50 of the scaffolds is 25.6 Mb. The N50 size is the length such that 50% of the assembled genome lies in blocks of the N50 size or longer.

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Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

This preview site includes alignments of 22 rhinoceros protein sequences from UniProt. Preliminary gene annotation in southern white rhinoceros has been generated by alignments of Ensembl human proteins from Ensembl release 72 (June 2013). Of 20731 Ensembl human proteins, 16524 aligned with a percent identity > 70% and coverage > 70%. Ab initio gene predictions and alignments of sequences from UniProt, UniGene and the ENA vertebrate RNA collection are also provided.

Genome statistics

Assembly: CerSimSim1, May 2012
Database version: 75
Base Pairs: 2,366,841,180
Golden Path Length: 2,464,350,348
Genscan gene predictions: 43,347

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