Just a Few Bats

A team of Korean researchers has sequenced the genome of Myotis rufoniger, a rare endangered bat. Only some 500 of these bats are thought to live in the wild in South Korea.

As Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology's Jong Bhak and colleagues report in PLOS One this week, they sequenced the bat using the Illumina HiSeq2000 platform and estimated the M. rufoniger genome was 1.88 Gb in size.

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