Orycteropus afer afer

Genome assembly: OryAfe1.0 (GCA 000298275.1)

This release features the first draft assembly of the aardvark (Orycteropus afer afer, GCA_000298275.1) which became available in October 2012. The assembly comprises 22508 toplevel sequences, all of which are unplaced scaffolds (from 433652 contigs). The N50 of the contigs is 17.7 kb and the N50 of the scaffolds is 6.6 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 79 aardvark proteins. Preliminary gene annotation in aardvark has been generated by alignments of Ensembl human translations from Ensembl release 73 (September 2013). Of 20721 Ensembl human proteins, 17688 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: OryAfe1.0, May 2012
Database version: 75
Base Pairs: 3,415,323,805
Golden Path Length: 4,444,063,711
Genscan gene predictions: 36,780

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