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The Genome of the Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus)

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Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, British Columbia Cancer, Vancouver, BC V5Z-4S6, Canada
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Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T-1Z4, Canada
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Department of Graduate Studies, Bioinformatics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T-1Z4, Canada
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Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T-1Z4, Canada
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Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2, Canada
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Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A-1S6, Canada
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Genes 2019, 10(7), 486; https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10070486
Received: 15 April 2019 / Revised: 20 June 2019 / Accepted: 21 June 2019 / Published: 26 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Animal Genetics and Genomics)
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Abstract

The Steller sea lion is the largest member of the Otariidae family and is found in the coastal waters of the northern Pacific Rim. Here, we present the Steller sea lion genome, determined through DNA sequencing approaches that utilized microfluidic partitioning library construction, as well as nanopore technologies. These methods constructed a highly contiguous assembly with a scaffold N50 length of over 14 megabases, a contig N50 length of over 242 kilobases and a total length of 2.404 gigabases. As a measure of completeness, 95.1% of 4104 highly conserved mammalian genes were found to be complete within the assembly. Further annotation identified 19,668 protein coding genes. The assembled genome sequence and underlying sequence data can be found at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) under the BioProject accession number PRJNA475770. View Full-Text
Keywords: Steller sea lion; Eumetopias jubatus; genome; microfluidic partitioning; nanopore; marine animal Steller sea lion; Eumetopias jubatus; genome; microfluidic partitioning; nanopore; marine animal
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Kwan, H.H.; Culibrk, L.; Taylor, G.A.; Leelakumari, S.; Tan, R.; Jackman, S.D.; Tse, K.; MacLeod, T.; Cheng, D.; Chuah, E.; Kirk, H.; Pandoh, P.; Carlsen, R.; Zhao, Y.; Mungall, A.J.; Moore, R.; Birol, I.; Marra, M.A.; Rosen, D.A.; Haulena, M.; Jones, S.J.M. The Genome of the Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus). Genes 2019, 10, 486.

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