Campus Units

Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2011

Journal or Book Title

Standards in Genomic Sciences

Volume

4

First Page

257

Last Page

270

DOI

10.4056/sigs.1664145

Abstract

Here we develop an argument in support of sequencing a garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) genome, and outline a plan to accomplish this. This snake is a common, widespread, nonvenomous North American species that has served as a model for diverse studies in evolutionary biology, physiology, genomics, behavior and coevolution. The anole lizard is currently the only genome sequence available for a non-avian reptile. Thus, the garter snake at this time would be the first available snake genome sequence and as such would provide much needed comparative representation of non-avian reptilian genomes, and would also allow critical new insights for vertebrate comparative genomic studies. We outline the major areas of discovery that the availability of the garter snake genome would enable, and describe a plan for whole-genome sequencing.

Comments

This article is from Standards in Genomic Sciences 4 (2011): 257, doi: 10.4056/sigs.1664145. Posted with permission.

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This article is made available under a CC-BY-SA license. For more information, please visit: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

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The Authors

Language

en

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