The genome of the Indian gharial (Gavialis gangeticus).
Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on October 29, 2014
Green RE; Braun EL; Armstrong J; Earl D; Nguyen N; Hickey G; Vandewege MW; St John JA; Capella-Gutierrez S; Castoe TA; Kern C; Fujita MK; Opazo JC; Jurka J; Kojima KK; Caballero J; Hubley RM; Smit AF; Platt RN; Lavoie CA; Ramakodi MP; Finger Jr. JW; Suh A; Isberg SR; Miles L; Chong AY; Jaratlerdsiri W; Gongora J; Moran C; Iriarte A; McCormack J; Burgess SC; Edwards SV; Lyons E; Williams C; Breen M; 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 generated as part of this study):
|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