The Genome of the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)

@article{Jones2017TheGO,
  title={The Genome of the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)},
  author={Steven J. M. Jones and G. Taylor and Simon K. Chan and Ren{\'e} L. Warren and S. Hammond and Steve Bilobram and G. Mordecai and C. Suttle and K. Miller and A. Schulze and A. M. Chan and Samantha J Jones and Kane Tse and Irene Li and Dorothy Cheung and K. Mungall and Caleb Choo and Adrian Ally and Noreen Dhalla and Angela Tam and Armelle Troussard and Heather Kirk and P. Pandoh and Daniel Paulino and R. Coope and A. Mungall and Richard A. Moore and Y. Zhao and I. Birol and Yussanne Ma and M. Marra and M. Haulena},
  journal={Genes},
  year={2017},
  volume={8}
}
The beluga whale is a cetacean that inhabits arctic and subarctic regions, and is the only living member of the genus Delphinapterus. The genome of the beluga whale was determined using DNA sequencing approaches that employed both microfluidic partitioning library and non-partitioned library construction. The former allowed for the construction of a highly contiguous assembly with a scaffold N50 length of over 19 Mbp and total reconstruction of 2.32 Gbp. To aid our understanding of the… Expand
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