Baboon Genome Project
About the Project
The BCM-HGSC is sequencing the genome of the baboon (genus Papio).
The high quality draft sequence of the reference genome will be produced from an Olive baboon (Papio anubis).
Comparative sequencing of baboon species will sample individuals from Hamadryas (Papio hamadryas), Guinea (Papio papio), Olive (Papio anubis), Yellow (Papio cynocephalus) and Chacma (Papio ursinus) baboons.
The project is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).
Access to the Data
All sequence reads are deposited in the NCBI trace archive or the Short Read Archive as they are produced. Assemblies of contigs and scaffolds, as well as Blast access to the data will be made available here and at the relevant public databases as they are produced.
The preliminary draft assembly is available for download as contigs or linearized scaffolds by using the FTP data link in the sidebar. The assembly is described in more detail in the README file.
|Date Released||Release Name||Coverage||Comments|
|Nov 2008||Pham_1.0||5.3x||Preliminary assembly using Sanger WGS reads, 454 fragment reads, and 454 paired end reads from small insert clones.|
The BCM-HGSC provides BLAST searches of the genomic assemblies, either as contigs or as linearized chromosome sequences. The WGS sequence and the unassembled reads (sequencing reads that did not end up in the genome assembly, the repetitive reads and the short reads used for polymorphism detection can also be searched by BLAST. The BLAST link is located in the sidebar
Traces are available from the NCBI Trace Archive and the NCBI Short Read Archive by using the links in the sidebar or by using NCBI MegaBLAST with the same species or cross species query.