Whole-genome de novo sequencing of Quail and Grey Partridge

L.E. Holm, F. Panitz, D. Burt, R. Talbot, S. Smith, L.W. Anderson, C. Bendixen

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The development in sequencing methods has made it possible to perform whole genome de novo sequencing of species without large commercial interests. Within the EU-financed QUANTOMICS project (KBBE-2A-222664), we have performed de novo sequencing of quail ( Coturnix coturnix ) and grey partridge ( Perdix perdix ) on a Genome Analyzer GAII (Illumina) using paired-end sequencing. The amount of generated sequences amounts to 8 to 9 Gb for each species. The analysis and assembly of the generated sequences is ongoing. Access to the whole genome sequence from these two species will enable enhanced comparative studies towards the chicken genome and will aid in identifying evolutionarily conserved sequences within the Galliformes. The obtained sequences from quail and partridge represent a beginning of generating the whole genome sequence for these species. The continuation of establishing the genome sequence of these species will require generation of more sequences from more diverse libraries. The QUANTOMICS group encourages other research groups to participate in a joint effort to establish the genome sequence of these two Galliformes species.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pagesabstract P575
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventPlant & Animal Genomes XIX Conference - San Diego, United States
Duration: 15 Jan 201119 Jan 2011


ConferencePlant & Animal Genomes XIX Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego

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