Big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus)

Big brown bats represent one of the very few US/Canada hibernators with a distribution that spans the entire US. It is everywhere! Read more about big brown bats on Wikipedia.

Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus), photo by Paul Cryan

Chromosome-length genome assembly

Download the EptFus1.0_HiC.fasta.gz file containing the chromosome-length (2n=50) assembly of the big brown bat genome. All modifications with respect to the draft (see below) are annotated in the EptFus1.0_HiC.assembly file. Some basic stats associated with the new reference, EptFus1.0_HiC, are listed below. The full data release can be explored here.

Draft

The chromosome-length genome assembly is based on the draft assembly EptFus1.0 (GCA_000308155.1), credited below.

Di Palma,F., Alfoldi,J., Johnson,J., Berlin,A., Gnerre,S., Jaffe,D., MacCallum,I., Young,S., Walker,B.J. and Lindblad-Toh,K. "The Draft Genome of Eptesicus fuscus." Unpublished. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/ALEH00000000.1/.

Method

3D Assembly was performed using 3D-DNA pipeline (Dudchenko et al., Science, 2017). The genome was reviewed using Juicebox Assembly Tools  (Dudchenko et al., bioRxiv, 2018). See Methods for more information.

Hi-C sample

The muscle sample for in situ Hi-C preparation was donated by a female individual, and obtained from Tom O'Shea and Paul Cryan, U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins, CO (Colorado Parks and Wildlife Scientific Collection License 14TR2010 issued to Paul Cryan; protocols approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of the USGS Fort Collins Science Center (FORT-IACUC #2014-08)).

Hi-C Contact maps

Hi-C data was aligned to the draft reference using Juicer (Durand, Shamim et al., Cell Systems, 2016), and contact maps visualizing the alignments with respect to the draft and the new reference were built using 3D-DNA (Dudchenko et al., Science, 2017). The contact maps can be explored below via Juicebox.js interactive tool (Robinson et al., Cell Systems, 2018). To explore the assembly in greater detail, please download the .hic and .assembly files from the data release folder and use Juicebox Assembly Tools  (Dudchenko et al., bioRxiv, 2018).

References

If you use this genome assembly in your research, please check that the conditions of use associated with the draft permit it, and acknowledge the following work.

Di Palma,F., Alfoldi,J., Johnson,J., Berlin,A., Gnerre,S., Jaffe,D., MacCallum,I., Young,S., Walker,B.J. and Lindblad-Toh,K. "The Draft Genome of Eptesicus fuscus." Unpublished. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/ALEH00000000.1/.

Dudchenko, O., Batra, S.S., Omer, A.D., Nyquist, S.K., Hoeger, M., Durand, N.C., Shamim, M.S., Machol, I., Lander, E.S., Aiden, A.P., Aiden, E.L., 2017. De novo assembly of the Aedes aegypti genome using Hi-C yields chromosome-length scaffolds. Science 356, 92–95. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aal3327.

Dudchenko, O., Shamim, M.S., Batra, S., Durand, N.C., Musial, N.T., Mostofa, R., Pham, M., Hilaire, B.G.S., Yao, W., Stamenova, E., Hoeger, M., Nyquist, S.K., Korchina, V., Pletch, K., Flanagan, J.P., Tomaszewicz, A., McAloose, D., Estrada, C.P., Novak, B.J., Omer, A.D., Aiden, E.L., 2018. The Juicebox Assembly Tools module facilitates de novo assembly of mammalian genomes with chromosome-length scaffolds for under $1000. bioRxiv 254797. https://doi.org/10.1101/254797.

Disclaimer

This is a work in progress. If you notice any discrepancies in the map or have data that confirms or contradicts the suggested reference, please email us at theaidenlab@gmail.com or leave a comment on the Forum.

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