European Adder Genome Project

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About the Project

The BCM-HGSC performed whole genome sequencing, genome assembly and analysis of the European adder (Vipera berus berus). This project is in collaboration with Thomas Madsen of University of Wollongong, to understand the biology of the European Adder.

In particular, we are interested in understanding the immunogenetics, population and conservation of the species. Wide variation in the numbers of adders in the study populations and the resulting impact on the population genetic diversity is the primary focus of this study. The population has been studied for 30 years.

Genomic Resources

Additional Resources

Learn more about the European adder (Vipera berus berus)