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The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has supported a chicken (Gallus gallus) genome sequencing project that produced of 6-fold whole genome shotgun sequence coverage of the chicken genome. The resulting sequence assembly was completed in March 2004 (See the press release).

Genome Sequencing Whitepaper Proposals:
Project Link:

Additional Resources

Sequence and Assembly
Model Organism Database
  • dbEST [ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]- Database of ESTs at NCBI
  • BBSRC Chicken EST Project [chick.manchester.ac.uk]- Chicken EST sequencing project database from UMIST/Nottingham/Dundee Universities
  • Chicken EST Database [chickest.udel.edu]- at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute
  • dbSNP [ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]- Database of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms at NCBI
BAC Libraries
Other Useful SitesQ

Last updated: June 04, 2012