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An Alligator Sequence

Researchers from Zhejiang University and BGI-Shenzhen report that they have sequenced the Chinese alligator, an endangered freshwater crocodilian species, as they write in Cell Reports. Using the Illumina HiSeq 2000, the researchers generated 314.03 Gb of raw sequence that they assembled into a 2.3 Gb genome. In addition, they predicted the Chinese alligator genome houses some 22,200 genes.

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