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Macquarie perch (Macquaria australasica)

Macquarie perch are long-lived—potentially up to 20 years of age (although most fish are believed to be less than 10-years-old). Read more about macquarie perch on the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment website.


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Chromosome-length genome assembly

Download the DU_Maus_v1.0_HiC.fasta.gz file containing the chromosome-length (2n = 48) assembly of the macquarie perch genome. All modifications with respect to the draft (see below) are annotated in the DU_Maus_v1.0_HiC.assembly file. Some basic stats associated with the new reference, DU_Maus_v1.0_HiC, are listed below. The full data release can be explored here.

Contig length (bp)
Number of contigs
Contig N50 (bp)
Longest contig (bp)
Scaffold length (bp)
Number of scaffolds
Scaffold N50 (bp)
Longest scaffold (bp)

The chromosome-length genome assembly is based on the draft assembly DU_Maus_v1.0 (GCA_005408345.1), credited below.

Gan, H.M., Pavlova, A., Austin, C. and Sunnucks, P. "Whole genome sequencing of the Macquarie perch." Unpublished.


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 liver sample for in situ Hi-C preparation was donated by a female individual, and obtained from Tim Curmi (Native Fish Australia), via Alexandra Pavlova (Monash University, Melbourne).

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).


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.

Gan, H.M., Pavlova, A., Austin, C. and Sunnucks, P. "Whole genome sequencing of the Macquarie perch." Unpublished.

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.

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.


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 or leave a comment on the Forum.

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