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Data released on October 24, 2017

Supporting data for "The genome of the Marco Polo Sheep (Ovis ammon polii)"

Yang, Y; Wang, Y; Zhao, Y; Zhang, X; Li, R; Chen, L; Zhang, G; Jiang, Y; Qiu, Q; Wang, W; Wei, H; Wang, K (2017): Supporting data for "The genome of the Marco Polo Sheep (Ovis ammon polii)" GigaScience Database. http://dx.doi.org/10.5524/100366 RIS BibTeX Text

The Marco Polo Sheep (Ovis ammon polii), a subspecies of argali (Ovis ammon) which is distributed mainly in the Pamir Mountains, provides a mammalian model in which to study high-altitude adaptation mechanisms. Due to over-hunting and subsistence poaching, as well as competition with livestock and habitat loss, O. ammon has been categorized as an endangered species on several lists. It can have fertile offspring with sheep. Hence a high quality reference genome of the Marco Polo Sheep will be very helpful in conservation genetics and even in exploiting useful genes in sheep breeding.
A total of 1,022.43 Gb of raw reads resulting from whole-genome sequencing of a Marco Polo Sheep were generated using an Illumina HiSeq2000 platform. The final genome assembly (2.71 Gb), which has an N50 contig size of 30.7 Kb and a scaffold N50 of 5.49 Mb. The repeat sequences identified account for 46.72% of the genome and 20,336 protein-coding genes were predicted from the masked genome. Phylogenetic analysis indicated a close relationship between Marco Polo Sheep and the domesticated sheep, and the time of their divergence was approximately 2.36 million years ago (Mya). We identified 271 expanded gene families and 168 putative positively selected genes in the Marco Polo Sheep lineage.
We provide the first genome sequence and gene annotation for the Marco Polo Sheep. The availability of these resources will be of value in the future conservation of this endangered large mammal, for research into high-altitude adaptation mechanisms, for reconstructing the evolutionary history of the Caprinae and for the future conservation of the Marco Polo Sheep.

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Related manuscripts:

doi:10.1093/gigascience/gix106

Accessions (data included in GigaDB):

BioProject: PRJNA391748

Keywords:

marco polo sheep genome assembly annotation evolution 

Genomic

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Funding:

  • Funding body - National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • Award ID - 31072019
  • Awardee - Y Wang
  • Funding body - National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • Award ID - 31572381
  • Awardee - Y Jiang
  • Funding body - Northwestern Polytechnical University
  • Comment - Talents Team Construction Fund
  • Awardee - Q Qiu
  • Funding body - Northwestern Polytechnical University
  • Comment - Talents Team Construction Fund
  • Awardee - W Wang

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Common Name
Scienfic Name
Sample Attributes
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Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
MarcoPoloSheep230172  Ovis ammon polii Description:DNA extracted from ear tissue of an ad...
Common name:Marco Polo Sheep
Alternative accession-BioSample:SAMN07274464
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File NameSample IDFile TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
otherTAR4.17 KB2017-10-20
otherTAR4.19 KB2017-10-20
scriptUNKNOWN7.12 KB2017-10-20
imageJPG106.62 KB2017-10-20
AlignmentsMAF1.28 GB2017-10-20
AlignmentsMAF1.19 GB2017-10-20
InDelsVCF19.01 MB2017-10-20
SNPsVCF135.35 MB2017-10-20
Coding SequenceFASTA10.66 MB2017-10-20
annotationUNKNOWN3.96 MB2017-10-20
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