The International Crocodilian Genomes Working Group (ICGWG) is leading a large-scale effort to use genomic methods to examine crocodilian biology. We have targeted the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), and gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) for genome sequencing and have produced preliminary genome assemblies.
these efforts we and others have collected (or
are planning to collect) related data that can be used
to enrich our knowledge of crocodilian genomes. These
- Transcriptome data for various tissues
- BAC-end sequences for all three taxa (and some
complete BAC sequences)
We expect the combinination of
these data to result in a high quality genome assembly
with rich annotation that will bring these fascinating
reptiles into the genomic era.