The Felis_catus_8.0 assembly was submitted by the International Cat Genome Sequencing Consortium on 2014/11/7. The assembly is chromosome level, with a total of 19 chromosomes. There are 267,927 scaffolds and 367,671 contigs. The N50 size is the length such that 50% of the assembled genome lies in blocks of the N50 size or longer. The N50 length for the contigs is 45,189 while the scaffold N50 is 18,072,971.
The genome assembly represented here corresponds to GenBank Assembly ID GCA_000181335.2
The gene annotation process was carried out using a combination of protein-to-genome alignments and RNA-seq alignments (where RNA-seq data with appropriate meta data were publicly available). For each candidate gene region, a selection process was applied to choose the most appropriate set of transcripts based on evolutionary distance, experimental evidence for the source data and quality of the alignments. Small ncRNAs were obtained using a combination of BLAST and Infernal/RNAfold. Pseudogenes were calculated by looking at genes with a large percentage of non-biological introns (introns of <10bp), where the gene was covered in repeats, or where the gene was single exon and evidence of a functional multi-exon paralog was found elsewhere in the genome.
General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.
|Assembly||Felis_catus_6.2, INSDC Assembly GCA_000181335.2, Sep 2011|
|Golden Path Length||2,455,541,136|
|Annotation method||Mixed strategy build|
|Genebuild started||Dec 2011|
|Genebuild released||Jan 2013|
|Genebuild last updated/patched||Jan 2013|
|Genscan gene predictions||45,433|