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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
  • dbEST [] - Database of ESTs at NCBI

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Last Reviewed: June 4, 2012

See Also:

The NHGRI Genome Sequencing Program (GSP)

Approved Sequencing Targets

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