Sea Squirt Genome Sequencing

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Sea Squirt Genome Sequencing: Ciona savignyi

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) currently supports a project aimed at producing a high quality genomic sequence of the sea squirt Ciona savignyi. The genome was sequenced to 14-fold sequence depth; this high degree of coverage was required to overcome whole genome shotgun assembly challenges posed by a high polymorphism rate.

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Additional Resources

Sequence and Assembly
BAC Libraries

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Last Updated: June 4, 2012