Laboratory Opossum Genome Sequencing

National Human Genome Research Institute

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

Laboratory Opossum Genome Sequencing: Monodelphis domestica

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) currently supports a project aimed at producing a draft assembly of the genomic sequence of the laboratory opossum Monodelphis domestica. The genome will be sequenced to 6- to 8-fold sequence depth.

The opossum sequencing project is being led by researchers at the Broad Institute/Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Genome Sequencing Whitepaper Proposal
Project Link

Additional Resources

Sequence and Assembly
BAC Libraries

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Last Updated: June 4, 2012