Genome sequence of the naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber).

Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on November 12, 2011

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.

Additional details

Read the peer-reviewed publication(s):

(PubMed: 21993625)

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Accessions (data generated as part of this study):

BioProject: PRJNA68323

Accessions (data referenced by this study):

SRA: SRP005951
GEO: GSE30337

Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
SRS17397610181Naked mole ratnaked mole-ratHeterocephalus glaber Sex:male [PATO:0000384]
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SAMPLE:SRS173976Coding sequenceFASTA10.53 MB2011-11-12
SAMPLE:SRS173976AnnotationGFF2.67 MB2011-11-12
SAMPLE:SRS173976Protein sequenceFASTA6.89 MB2011-11-12
SAMPLE:SRS173976Sequence assemblyFASTA708.76 MB2011-11-12
SAMPLE:SRS173976Sequence assemblyFASTA5.12 KB2011-11-12
SAMPLE:SRS173976ReadmeTEXT0.44 KB2012-04-27
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