Vervet monkey

Chlorocebus sabaeus

Genome assembly: ChlSab1.0 (GCA 000409795.1)

Vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus sabaeus) are originally from West Africa but were also introduced in the late 1600s to the Caribbean. This species is important in studying high blood pressure and AIDS, since they are hosts for simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). This release features the assembly ChlSab 1.0 (GCA_000409795.1), which became available in June 2013. The assembly comprises 2,003 toplevel sequences (including 21 chromosomes) from 162,723 contigs. The N50 of the scaffolds is 81.8Mb. 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 19 vervet monkey protein sequences, 88 vervet monkey cDNA sequences and 33,798 EST sequences. Preliminary gene annotation in vervet monkey has been generated by alignments of Ensembl human proteins from Ensembl release 73 (September 2013). Of 20,721 Ensembl human proteins, 20,126 aligned with a percent identity > 50% and coverage > 50%. Ab initio gene predictions and alignments of sequences from UniProt, UniGene and the ENA vertebrate RNA collection are also provided.

Genome statistics

Assembly: ChlSab1.0, Jun 2013
Database version: 75
Base Pairs: 2,762,718,223
Golden Path Length: 2,789,639,778
Genscan gene predictions: 89,513