Genomic resources for rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).

TitleGenomic resources for rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsRogers, J
JournalMamm Genome
Date Published2022 Mar
KeywordsAnimals, Genome, Genomics, Macaca mulatta

Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) are among the most extensively studied of nonhuman primates. This species has been the subject of many investigations concerning basic primate biology and behavior, including studies of social organization, developmental psychology, physiology, endocrinology, and neurodevelopment. Rhesus macaques are also critically important as a nonhuman primate model of human health and disease, including use in studies of infectious diseases, metabolic diseases, aging, and drug or alcohol abuse. Current research addressing fundamental biological and/or applied biomedical questions benefits from various genetic and genomic analyses. As a result, the genome of rhesus macaques has been the subject of more study than most nonhuman primates. This paper briefly discusses a number of information resources that can provide interested researchers with access to genetic and genomic data describing the content of the rhesus macaque genome, available information regarding genetic variation within the species, results from studies of gene expression, and other aspects of genomic analysis. Specific online databases are discussed, including the US National Center for Biotechnology Information, the University of California Santa Cruz genome browser, Ensembl genome browser, the Macaque Genotype and Phenotype database (mGAP), Rhesusbase, and others.

Alternate JournalMamm Genome
PubMed ID34999909
PubMed Central IDPMC8742695
Grant ListR01 EY026045 / EY / NEI NIH HHS / United States
U24 EY029904 / EY / NEI NIH HHS / United States
R24 OD011173 / OD / NIH HHS / United States
P51 OD011106 / OD / NIH HHS / United States

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