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Chicken Genome Sequencing: Gallus gallus

Red Jungle Fowl (Gallus gallus) 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:
  • Gallus gallus
    Draft Assembly
    (Submitted Feb. 2002)

  • Gallus gallus
    Genome Refinement
    (Submitted Sept. 2005)

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Additional Resources

Sequence and Assembly
Model Organism Database
  • dbEST []- Database of ESTs at NCBI
  • BBSRC Chicken EST Project []- Chicken EST sequencing project database from UMIST/Nottingham/Dundee Universities
  • Chicken EST Database []- at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute
  • dbSNP []- Database of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms at NCBI
BAC Libraries
Other Useful SitesQ

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Last Updated: June 4, 2012

See Also:

The NHGRI Genome Sequencing Program (GSP)

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