OPEN Genes | 14 Dec 2017
SJ Jones, M Haulena, GA Taylor, S Chan, S Bilobram, RL Warren, SA Hammond, KL Mungall, C Choo, H Kirk, P Pandoh, A Ally, N Dhalla, AKY Tam, A Troussard, D Paulino, RJN Coope, AJ Mungall, R Moore, Y Zhao, I Birol, Y Ma, M Marra and SJM Jones
The northern sea otter inhabits coastal waters of the northern Pacific Ocean and is the largest member of the Mustelidae family. DNA sequencing methods that utilize microfluidic partitioned and non-partitioned library construction were used to establish the sea otter genome. The final assembly provided 2.426 Gbp of highly contiguous assembled genomic sequences with a scaffold N50 length of over 38 Mbp. We generated transcriptome data derived from a lymphoma to aid in the determination of functional elements. The assembled genome sequence and underlying sequence data are available at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) under the BioProject accession number PRJNA388419.
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