The first marsupial genome sequence

Patis, Carrie
June 2007
Nature Reviews Genetics;Jun2007, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p408
Academic Journal
The article reexamines a research paper entitled "Genome of the Marsupial Monodelphus Domestica Reveals Innovation in Non-coding Sequences," by T. S. Mikkelsen and colleagues. In this study, the authors used whole-genome shotgun assembly to sequence the opossum genome, which consists of eight large autosomes and one short sex chromosome. Their investigation found a high degree of overlap between eutherian-specific sequences and transposable elements.


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