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whalegenome

sequencing

Minke whale whole genome sequencing is performed by using Next generation sequencing platform(Illumina). Genome size of the whale(Cetacea) is estimated 3,000Mb to 4,000Mb.  For sequencing this large genome, de novo sequencing and de novo assembly will be performed.

 

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Bioinformatic analysis

Aligning, assembly and scaffolding of the sequenced raw-data will be used for constructing draft genome map. Genome annotation, gene prediction, gene function prediction and various bioinformatic analysis will be also performed.
Comparative genomic Analysis of the whale genome with Human genome, cow, horse and other sequenced mammalian genomes will provide unique whale gene/genome information and a platform for mammal evolution.