Eastern bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci)

Bongos are not named after the type of drum, rather they get their name from an African tribal word meaning "antelope". Read more about eastern bongos on Animalia's website.

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Bongo by Mathias Appel , CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0), via flickr.com

Chromosome-length genome assembly

Download the barney_pseudo2.1_HiC.fasta.gz file containing the chromosome-length (2n=33/34) assembly of the eastern bongo genome. All modifications with respect to the draft (see below) are annotated in the barney_pseudo2.1_HiC.assembly file. Some basic stats associated with the new reference, barney_pseudo2.1_HiC, are listed below. The full data release can be explored here.

Contig length (bp)
Number of contigs
Contig N50 (bp)
Longest contig (bp)
2,853,005,379
98,350
79,488
775,882
Scaffold length (bp)
Number of scaffolds
Scaffold N50 (bp)
Longest scaffold (bp)
2,967,381,369
35,382
192,009,155
337,452,246
Draft

The chromosome-length genome assembly is based on the draft assembly barney_pseudo2.1, credited below.

The draft assembly was generated using a sample from the Wildlife Conservation Center in Virginia (https://wildlifeconservationcenter.org). The sample was used to generate the initial 10x Genomics Chromium linked-read and Supernova 2.0 de novo assembly, funded and assembled by H.C. Lim in the George Mason University Evolutionary Genomics Lab. The genome was then analyzed and annotated by Karen Holm, DVM. This draft assembly is in the process of being written up and published.

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 blood sample for in situ Hi-C preparation was donated by a female individual named Bernadette, and provided to us by Houston Zoo.

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). (Please note that the interactive figures are scaled 1:2.) 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.

The draft assembly was generated using a sample from the Wildlife Conservation Center in Virginia (https://wildlifeconservationcenter.org). The sample was used to generate the initial 10x Genomics Chromium linked-read and Supernova 2.0 de novo assembly, funded and assembled by H.C. Lim in the George Mason University Evolutionary Genomics Lab. The genome was then analyzed and annotated by Karen Holm, DVM. This draft assembly is in the process of being written up and published.

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 thednazoo@gmail.com or leave a comment on the Forum.