Wallaby assembly and gene annotation


This is the first release of the 2x wallaby (Macropus eugenii) genome assembly Meug_1.0 (GCA_000004035.1). The genome was sequenced by the Human Genome Sequencing Center Baylor College of Medicine which, along with the Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd., is part of the Tammar Wallaby Genome Sequencing Consortium.

The N50 size is the length such that 50% of the assembled genome lies in blocks of the N50 size or longer. For the contigs in the assembly the N50 size is 2.5 kb and for the scaffolds 14.5 kb. The total length of all of the contigs in the assembly is 2.55 Gb with the assembly spanning 2.78 Gb.

The genome assembly represented here corresponds to GenBank Assembly ID GCA_000004035.1

Gene annotation

Annotation of the genome was completed using the low coverage gene-build method. During this process, some scaffolds were used to construct larger "gene-scaffolds". There are 10,257 such gene-scaffolds, with identifiers of the form "GeneScaffold_1".

The gene set for wallaby contains a total of 17,877 genes, of which 15,290 are protein coding.

More information

General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyMeug_1.0, INSDC Assembly GCA_000004035.1, Dec 2008
Database version83.1
Base Pairs2,549,429,531
Golden Path Length2,955,773,937
Genebuild byEnsembl
Genebuild methodProjection build
Genebuild startedFeb 2009
Genebuild releasedJun 2009
Genebuild last updated/patchedMay 2010

Gene counts

Coding genes15,290
Non coding genes1,472
Small non coding genes1,430
Misc non coding genes42
Gene transcripts18,310


Genscan gene predictions122,304