Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Various sequenced livestock genomes

From: Current status and future perspectives for sequencing livestock genomes

Animal Species Genome size Sequencing methods Recent release version Sequencing center
Chicken Gallus gallus 1.2 Gb (39 chromosome pairs) Bacteria Artificial Chromosomes (BAC), fosmid, and plasmid-based whole genome shotgun (WGS) NCBI build 2.1 Washington University Genome Sequencing Center
Pig Sus scrofa 2.7 Gb (18 autosomes, X and Y sex chromosomes) Clone based NCBI build 3.1 The Swine Genome Sequencing Consortium
Cow Bos taurus/B.indicus 2.86 billion base pair Mixture of hierarchical and whole-genome shotgun UMD_3.1 The original sequencing was conducted at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, but the genome was reassembled by Salzberg lab in Baltimore, Maryland
    7.15x mixed assembly of whole-genome shotgun and BAC sequence Btau_4.2 Bovine Genome Sequencing Project led by the Baylor College of Medicine's Human Genome Sequencing Center in Houston, Texas
Sheep Ovis aries 2.71 Gb (91% of sheep genome) WGS OARv2.0 (working draft) International Sheep Genomics Consortium
Horse Equus caballus 2.4-2.7 Gb 6.79x WGS EquCab2.0 The Broad Institute and the Horse Genome Project