Genome sequence of the naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber).
Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on November 12, 2011
Kim EB; Fang X; Fushan AA; Huang Z; Lobanov AV; Han L; Marino SM; Sun X; Turanov AA; Yang P; Yim SH; Zhao X; Kasaikina MV; Stoletzki N; Peng C; Polak P; Xiong Z; Kiezun A; Zhu Y; Chen Y; Kryukov GV; Zhang Q; Peshkin L; Yang L; Bronson RT; Buffenstein R; Wang B; Han C; Li Q; Chen L; Zhao W; Sunyaev SR; Park TJ; Zhang G; Wang J; Gladyshev VN (2011): Genome sequence of the naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber). GigaScience. http://dx.doi.org/10.5524/100022
Here is the genome of the naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber), one of the only two known eusocial mammals. It is a fascinating species, due not only to its unique behavior but also to its unique physiology. Among its unusual characteristics, it has the longest lifespan of all rodent species, is a poikilotherm, is highly resistant to cancer, and does not sense certain types of pain. The genome of an individual male naked mole rat was sequenced on the Illumina HiSeq 2000 platform and assembled using SOAPdenovo. In assembly 2.5 Gb (gigabase pairs) contig sequences with N50 19.3 kb (kilobase pairs) and N90 4.7 kb, and 2.7 Gb scaffold sequences with N50 1.6 Mb (megabase pairs) and N90 0.3 Mb was obtained.
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