Chromosome-level de novo assembly of the pig-tailed macaque genome using linked-read sequencing and HiC proximity scaffolding
John B Hanks,
Irv L. Weissman,
Susan P Holmes,
David G Smith,
Joseph L. Mankowski,
Michael P. Snyder
Posted 11 May 2019
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/635045 (published DOI: 10.1093/gigascience/giaa069)
Posted 11 May 2019
Old world monkey species share over 93% genome homology with humans and develop many disease phenotypes similar to those of humans, making them highly valuable animal models for the study of numerous human diseases. However, the quality of genome assembly and annotation for old world monkeys including macaque species lags behind the human genome effort. To close this gap and enhance functional genomics approaches, we employed a combination of de novo linked-read assembly and scaffolding using proximity ligation assay (HiC) to assemble the pig-tailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina) genome. This combinatorial method yielded large scaffolds at chromosome-level with a scaffold N50 of 127.5 Mb; the 23 largest scaffolds covered 90% of the entire genome. This assembly revealed large-scale rearrangements between pig-tailed macaque chromosomes 7,12, and13 and human chromosomes 2, 14, and 15.
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