NEW YORK, June 8 (GenomeWeb News) - The NIH's National Human Genome Research Institute today announced 13 additional animal species whose genomes its Large-Scale Sequencing Research Network intends to sequence.
The thirteen animals are:
n the 13-lined ground squirrel, Spermophilis tridecemlineatus
n the megabat, Cynopterus species
n the microbat, Microchiroptera species
n the tree shrew, Tupaia belangeri
n the bushbaby, Otolemur garnetti
n the hyrax, Procavia capensis
n the pangolin, Manis species
n the sloth, Bradypus or Choleopus species
n the Northern white-cheeked gibbon, Nomascus leucogenys
n M and S strains of the mosquito Anopheles gambiae
n a roundworm, Heterorhabditis bacteriophora
n the zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata
Some of the species will be sequenced at low-density coverage, and only small portions of the gibbon genome will be covered to determine chromosomal rearrangements. For the zebra finch, researchers intend to construct a physical map and sequence selected genome regions later on.
The five members of the research network -- Agencourt Bioscience,
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