The naked mole rat is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa. They are a species of interest as cancer has never been observed in them. This release features the assembly of the naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber, GCA_000247695.1) which became available in February 2012. The assembly comprises 4228 toplevel sequences, all of which are unplaced scaffolds (from 114,652 contigs). The N50 of the scaffolds is 20.5Mb. The N50 size is the length such that 50% of the assembled genome lies in blocks of the N50 size or longer.
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 25 naked mole rat protein sequences and three naked mole rat cDNA sequences. Preliminary gene annotation in naked mole rat has been generated by alignments of Ensembl human proteins and Ensembl mouse proteins from Ensembl release 72 (June 2013). Of 20731 Ensembl human proteins, 16350 aligned with a percent identity > 70% and coverage > 50%. Of 23025 Ensembl mouse proteins, 16287 aligned with a percent identity > 70% and coverage > 50%. Ab initio gene predictions and alignments of sequences from UniProt, UniGene and the ENA vertebrate RNA collection are also provided.
|Assembly:||HetGla_female_1.0, Feb 2012|
|Golden Path Length:||2,618,188,253|
|Genscan gene predictions:||53,828|