Duck-Billed Platypus Genome Sequencing

National Human Genome Research Institute

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


Duck-Billed Platypus Genome Sequencing: Ornithorhynchus anatinus

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) currently supports a project aimed at producing a draft assembly of the genomic sequence of the platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus. The genome will be sequenced to 6- to 8-fold sequence depth. The platypus sequencing project is being led by researchers at the Washington University (St. Louis) Genome Sequencing Center.

Genome Sequencing Whitepaper Proposal
Project Link

Additional Resources

Sequence and Assembly
ESTs

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Last Reviewed: June 4, 2012