Data released on October 31, 2013
Brandt's bat (Myotis brandtii) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is found throughout most of Europe and parts of Asia. It is known for its extreme longevity quotient, approximately twice that of humans.
A whole-genome shotgun strategy was applied to sequence the genome of an adult male Brandt’s bat (M. brandtii) from the Obvalnaya cave in Russia. We also sequenced liver, kidney and brain transcriptomes of hibernating and summer-active M. brandtii. Approximately 156 Gb (or 78 × ) genome data including 101 Gb (or 51 × ) short insert size reads were generated, resulting in a high-quality assembly with scaffold N50 of 3.1 Mb and contig N50 of 21 kb