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Data released on July 04, 2014

Supporting data for "Low coverage sequencing of two Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) genomes."

Dastjerdi, A; Robert, C; Watson, M (2014): Supporting data for "Low coverage sequencing of two Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) genomes." GigaScience Database. RIS BibTeX Text

Three species of elephant exist, the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) and two species of African elephant (Loxodonta africana, Loxodonta cyclotis). Populations of all species are dwindling, and are under threat due to factors such as habitat destruction and ivory hunting. The two species differ in many respects, including in their morphology and response to disease. The availability of elephant genome sequence data from both species will complement studies of behaviour, genetic diversity, evolution and disease resistance.
We present low-coverage Illumina sequence data from two Asian elephants, representing approximately 5X and 2.5X coverage respectively. Both raw and aligned data are available, using the African elephant genome as a reference.
The data presented here are an important addition to the available genetic and genomic information on Asian and African elephants.

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ERA: ERP004241


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Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
577_1_Emelia9783Asian elephantAsiatic elephantElephas maximus Alternative names:Emelia(barn name), Aneena(offici...
Life stage:juvenile
Reference for biomaterial:doi: 10.1128/JVI.00655-1...
577_2_Raman9783Asian elephantAsiatic elephantElephas maximus Alternative names:Raman
Life stage:juvenile
Reference for biomaterial:doi: 10.1128/JVI.00655-1...
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File NameSample IDFile TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
577_1_Emelia, 577_2_RamanAlignmentsBAM12.3 GB2014-05-21
577_1_Emelia, 577_2_RamanAlignmentsBAM9.1 MB2014-05-21
577_1_Emelia, 577_2_RamanAlignmentsBAM7.2 GB2014-05-21
577_1_Emelia, 577_2_RamanAlignmentsBAM1.2 GB2014-05-21
TextTEXT0.23 KB2014-05-21
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