Tammar wallaby


This is the first release of the 2x wallaby (Macropus eugenii) genome assembly Meug_1.0 (GCA_000004035.1). The genome was sequenced by the Human Genome Sequencing Center Baylor College of Medicine which, along with the Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd., is part of the Tammar Wallaby Genome Sequencing Consortium.

The N50 size is the length such that 50% of the assembled genome lies in blocks of the N50 size or longer. For the contigs in the assembly the N50 size is 2.5 kb and for the scaffolds 14.5 kb. The total length of all of the contigs in the assembly is 2.55 Gb with the assembly spanning 2.78 Gb.

The genome assembly represented here corresponds to GenBank Assembly ID GCA_000004035.1

Download Wallaby genome sequence (FASTA)


Annotation of the genome was completed using the low coverage gene-build method. During this process, some scaffolds were used to construct larger "gene-scaffolds". There are 10,257 such gene-scaffolds, with identifiers of the form "GeneScaffold_1".

The gene set for wallaby contains a total of 17,877 genes, of which 15,290 are protein coding.