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About the Project
The BCM-HGSC is sequencing the genome of the sifaka lemur (Propithecus coquereli).
A high quality draft assembly of the reference genome will be produced from a single sample of Propithecus coquereli, using read data generated using the Illumina platform. In addition to the deep genome sequence coverage of the reference sifaka, BCM-HGSC is generating whole genome sequences from additional sifaka individuals in order to identify DNA sequence variation for this species.
The BCM-HGSC is collaborating in this project with Dr. Anne Yoder of the Duke Lemur Center.