The genome of the Indian gharial (Gavialis gangeticus).
Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on October 29, 2014
Armstrong J; Braun EL; Caballero J; Capella-Gutierrez S; Castoe TA; Chong AY; Earl D; Finger Jr. JW; Fujita MK; Gongora J; Green RE; Hickey G; Hubley RM; Isberg SR; Jaratlerdsiri W; Jurka J; Kern C; Kojima KK; Lavoie CA; Miles L; Moran C; Nguyen N; Opazo JC; Platt RN; Ramakodi MP; Smit AF; St John JA; Suh A; Vandewege MW; Burgess SC; Iriarte A; McCormack J; Edwards SV; Lyons E; Breen M; Williams C; Howard JT; Gresham CR; Peterson DG; Schmitz J; Pollock DD; Haussler D; Triplett EW; Zhang G; Irie N; Jarvis ED; Brochu CA; Schmidt CJ; McCarthy FM; Faircloth BC; Hoffmann FG; Glenn TC; Gabaldon T; Paten B; Ray DA (2014): The genome of the Indian gharial (Gavialis gangeticus). GigaScience Database. http://dx.doi.org/10.5524/100128
The Indian gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), also known as the gavial or the fish-eating crocodile, is a crocodilian of the family Gavialidae, native to the Indian Subcontinent. The global gharial population is estimated at fewer than 235 individuals, which are threatened by loss of riverine habitat, depletion of fish resources and use of fishing nets.
These data have been produced as part of the Crocodilian Genomes Project. Genomic DNA was isolated using blood from an adult female that died of natural causes in 2010. Briefly, the gharial data consisted of Illumina reads from three libraries ranging from 50 to 170x coverage. These reads were assembled using SOAPdenovo v2.04.
Read the peer-reviewed publication(s):
Green, R. E., Braun, E. L., Armstrong, J., Earl, D., Nguyen, N., Hickey, G., … Castoe, T. A. (2014). Three crocodilian genomes reveal ancestral patterns of evolution among archosaurs. Science, 346(6215), 1254449–1254449. doi:10.1126/science.1254449
Accessions (data included in GigaDB):
|Sample ID||Taxonomic ID||Common Name||Genbank Name||Scientific Name||Sample Attributes|
|Ggan-Ray||94835||true gharial||Gharial||Gavialis gangeticus|| Estimated genome size:unknown size|
IUCN Red List:CR
... Estimated genome size:unknown size
IUCN Red List:CR
Source material identifiers:none available
Sample source:Fort Worth Zoo