Genome data from the Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii).

Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on November 12, 2011

Ge R; Cai Q; Shen Y; Asan ; Ma L; Zhang Y; Yi X; Chen Y; Yang L; Huang Y; Wang B; Ou X; Xu J; Zhang Y; Wu K; Geng C; Zhang G; Wang J; Zhang Y; Wang J (2011): Genome data from the Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii). GigaScience.


The Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii) is a native of the high mountain steppes and semi-desert areas of the Tibetan plateau. It is a medium sized antelope that displays both migratory and herd behavior. Of interest, it is the only member of the genus Pantholops. The Tibetan antelope are listed as an endangered species, which is due to commercial poaching for their fine underwool, competition with local domesticated herds, and commercial development of their range land. The genome of the Tibetan antelope was sequenced using Illumina GA sequencing technology. Genome assembly and annotation was also completed. The data here can be used for understanding the unique adaptations this animal has for surviving in its extreme high-altitude and as a model for investigating specific genetic mechanisms and the biology of other ruminant species.

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Read the peer-reviewed publication(s):

Ge, R.-L., Cai, Q., Shen, Y.-Y., San, A., Ma, L., Zhang, Y., … Wang, J. (2013). Draft genome sequence of the Tibetan antelope. Nature Communications, 4(1). doi:10.1038/ncomms2860 (PubMed: 23673643)

Accessions (data generated as part of this study):



Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
PHO59538Tibetan antelopechiruPantholops hodgsonii Description:Genomic DNA extracted from a male Tibetan Antelope at Kekexili National Nature Reserve, Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.
Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):Tibet
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Genome sequenceFASTQ1.26 GB2011-11-12
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Genome sequenceFASTQ905.65 MB2011-11-12
Genome sequenceFASTQ1.22 GB2011-11-12
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