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A golden goat genome

The newly described de novo goat genome sequence is the most contiguous diploid vertebrate assembly generated thus far using whole-genome assembly and scaffolding methods. The contiguity of this assembly is approaching that of the finished human and mouse genomes and suggests an affordable roadmap to high-quality references for thousands of species.

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Figure 1: Assembly of the domestic goat genome.

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Worley, K. A golden goat genome. Nat Genet 49, 485–486 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/ng.3824

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