Genome sequence of an Australian kangaroo, Macropus eugenii, provides insight into the evolution of mammalian reproduction and development

Marilyn B Renfree, Anthony T Papenfuss, Janine E Deakin, James Lindsay, Thomas Heider, Katherine Belov, Willem Rens, Paul D Waters, Elizabeth A Pharo, Geoff Shaw, Emily S W Wong, Christophe M Lefèvre, Kevin R Nicholas, Yoko Kuroki, Matthew J Wakefield, Kyall R Zenger, Chenwei Wang, Malcolm Ferguson-Smith, Frank W Nicholas, Danielle Hickford & 83 others Hongshi Yu, Kirsty R Short, Hannah V Siddle, Stephen R Frankenberg, Keng Yih Chew, Brandon R Menzies, Jessica M Stringer, Shunsuke Suzuki, Timothy A Hore, Margaret L Delbridge, Amir Mohammadi, Nanette Y Schneider, Yanqiu Hu, William O'Hara, Shafagh Al Nadaf, Chen Wu, Zhi-Ping Feng, Benjamin G Cocks, Jianghui Wang, Paul Flicek, Stephen M J Searle, Susan Fairley, Kathryn Beal, Javier Herrero, Dawn M Carone, Yutaka Suzuki, Sumio Sugano, Atsushi Toyoda, Yoshiyuki Sakaki, Shinji Kondo, Yuichiro Nishida, Shoji Tatsumoto, Ion Mandiou, Arthur Hsu, Kaighin A McColl, Benjamin Lansdell, George Weinstock, Elizabeth Kuczek, Annette McGrath, Peter Wilson, Artem Men, Mehlika Hazar-Rethinam, Allison Hall, John Davis, David Wood, Sarah Williams, Yogi Sundaravadanam, Donna M Muzny, Shalini N Jhangiani, Lora R Lewis, Margaret B Morgan, Geoffrey O Okwuonu, San Juana Ruiz, Jireh Santibanez, Lynne Nazareth, Andrew Cree, Gerald Fowler, Christie L Kovar, Huyen H Dinh, Vandita Joshi, Chyn Jing, Fremiet Lara, Rebecca Thornton, Lei Chen, Jixin Deng, Yue Liu, Joshua Y Shen, Xing-Zhi Song, Janette Edson, Carmen Troon, Daniel Thomas, Amber Stephens, Lankesha Yapa, Tanya Levchenko, Richard A Gibbs, Desmond W Cooper, Terence P Speed, Asao Fujiyama, Jennifer A M Graves, Rachel J O'Neill, Andrew J Pask, Susan M Forrest, Kim C Worley

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Abstract

We present the genome sequence of the tammar wallaby, Macropus eugenii, which is a member of the kangaroo family and the first representative of the iconic hopping mammals that symbolize Australia to be sequenced. The tammar has many unusual biological characteristics, including the longest period of embryonic diapause of any mammal, extremely synchronized seasonal breeding and prolonged and sophisticated lactation within a well-defined pouch. Like other marsupials, it gives birth to highly altricial young, and has a small number of very large chromosomes, making it a valuable model for genomics, reproduction and development.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberR81
Number of pages25
JournalGenome Biology
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2011

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Renfree, M. B., Papenfuss, A. T., Deakin, J. E., Lindsay, J., Heider, T., Belov, K., ... Worley, K. C. (2011). Genome sequence of an Australian kangaroo, Macropus eugenii, provides insight into the evolution of mammalian reproduction and development. Genome Biology, 12(8), [R81]. https://doi.org/10.1186/gb-2011-12-8-r81

Genome sequence of an Australian kangaroo, Macropus eugenii, provides insight into the evolution of mammalian reproduction and development. / Renfree, Marilyn B; Papenfuss, Anthony T; Deakin, Janine E; Lindsay, James; Heider, Thomas; Belov, Katherine; Rens, Willem; Waters, Paul D; Pharo, Elizabeth A; Shaw, Geoff; Wong, Emily S W; Lefèvre, Christophe M; Nicholas, Kevin R; Kuroki, Yoko; Wakefield, Matthew J; Zenger, Kyall R; Wang, Chenwei; Ferguson-Smith, Malcolm; Nicholas, Frank W; Hickford, Danielle; Yu, Hongshi; Short, Kirsty R; Siddle, Hannah V; Frankenberg, Stephen R; Chew, Keng Yih; Menzies, Brandon R; Stringer, Jessica M; Suzuki, Shunsuke; Hore, Timothy A; Delbridge, Margaret L; Mohammadi, Amir; Schneider, Nanette Y; Hu, Yanqiu; O'Hara, William; Al Nadaf, Shafagh; Wu, Chen; Feng, Zhi-Ping; Cocks, Benjamin G; Wang, Jianghui; Flicek, Paul; Searle, Stephen M J; Fairley, Susan; Beal, Kathryn; Herrero, Javier; Carone, Dawn M; Suzuki, Yutaka; Sugano, Sumio; Toyoda, Atsushi; Sakaki, Yoshiyuki; Kondo, Shinji; Nishida, Yuichiro; Tatsumoto, Shoji; Mandiou, Ion; Hsu, Arthur; McColl, Kaighin A; Lansdell, Benjamin; Weinstock, George; Kuczek, Elizabeth; McGrath, Annette; Wilson, Peter; Men, Artem; Hazar-Rethinam, Mehlika; Hall, Allison; Davis, John; Wood, David; Williams, Sarah; Sundaravadanam, Yogi; Muzny, Donna M; Jhangiani, Shalini N; Lewis, Lora R; Morgan, Margaret B; Okwuonu, Geoffrey O; Ruiz, San Juana; Santibanez, Jireh; Nazareth, Lynne; Cree, Andrew; Fowler, Gerald; Kovar, Christie L; Dinh, Huyen H; Joshi, Vandita; Jing, Chyn; Lara, Fremiet; Thornton, Rebecca; Chen, Lei; Deng, Jixin; Liu, Yue; Shen, Joshua Y; Song, Xing-Zhi; Edson, Janette; Troon, Carmen; Thomas, Daniel; Stephens, Amber; Yapa, Lankesha; Levchenko, Tanya; Gibbs, Richard A; Cooper, Desmond W; Speed, Terence P; Fujiyama, Asao; Graves, Jennifer A M; O'Neill, Rachel J; Pask, Andrew J; Forrest, Susan M; Worley, Kim C.

In: Genome Biology, Vol. 12, No. 8, R81, 29.08.2011.

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Renfree, MB, Papenfuss, AT, Deakin, JE, Lindsay, J, Heider, T, Belov, K, Rens, W, Waters, PD, Pharo, EA, Shaw, G, Wong, ESW, Lefèvre, CM, Nicholas, KR, Kuroki, Y, Wakefield, MJ, Zenger, KR, Wang, C, Ferguson-Smith, M, Nicholas, FW, Hickford, D, Yu, H, Short, KR, Siddle, HV, Frankenberg, SR, Chew, KY, Menzies, BR, Stringer, JM, Suzuki, S, Hore, TA, Delbridge, ML, Mohammadi, A, Schneider, NY, Hu, Y, O'Hara, W, Al Nadaf, S, Wu, C, Feng, Z-P, Cocks, BG, Wang, J, Flicek, P, Searle, SMJ, Fairley, S, Beal, K, Herrero, J, Carone, DM, Suzuki, Y, Sugano, S, Toyoda, A, Sakaki, Y, Kondo, S, Nishida, Y, Tatsumoto, S, Mandiou, I, Hsu, A, McColl, KA, Lansdell, B, Weinstock, G, Kuczek, E, McGrath, A, Wilson, P, Men, A, Hazar-Rethinam, M, Hall, A, Davis, J, Wood, D, Williams, S, Sundaravadanam, Y, Muzny, DM, Jhangiani, SN, Lewis, LR, Morgan, MB, Okwuonu, GO, Ruiz, SJ, Santibanez, J, Nazareth, L, Cree, A, Fowler, G, Kovar, CL, Dinh, HH, Joshi, V, Jing, C, Lara, F, Thornton, R, Chen, L, Deng, J, Liu, Y, Shen, JY, Song, X-Z, Edson, J, Troon, C, Thomas, D, Stephens, A, Yapa, L, Levchenko, T, Gibbs, RA, Cooper, DW, Speed, TP, Fujiyama, A, Graves, JAM, O'Neill, RJ, Pask, AJ, Forrest, SM & Worley, KC 2011, 'Genome sequence of an Australian kangaroo, Macropus eugenii, provides insight into the evolution of mammalian reproduction and development', Genome Biology, vol. 12, no. 8, R81. https://doi.org/10.1186/gb-2011-12-8-r81
Renfree, Marilyn B ; Papenfuss, Anthony T ; Deakin, Janine E ; Lindsay, James ; Heider, Thomas ; Belov, Katherine ; Rens, Willem ; Waters, Paul D ; Pharo, Elizabeth A ; Shaw, Geoff ; Wong, Emily S W ; Lefèvre, Christophe M ; Nicholas, Kevin R ; Kuroki, Yoko ; Wakefield, Matthew J ; Zenger, Kyall R ; Wang, Chenwei ; Ferguson-Smith, Malcolm ; Nicholas, Frank W ; Hickford, Danielle ; Yu, Hongshi ; Short, Kirsty R ; Siddle, Hannah V ; Frankenberg, Stephen R ; Chew, Keng Yih ; Menzies, Brandon R ; Stringer, Jessica M ; Suzuki, Shunsuke ; Hore, Timothy A ; Delbridge, Margaret L ; Mohammadi, Amir ; Schneider, Nanette Y ; Hu, Yanqiu ; O'Hara, William ; Al Nadaf, Shafagh ; Wu, Chen ; Feng, Zhi-Ping ; Cocks, Benjamin G ; Wang, Jianghui ; Flicek, Paul ; Searle, Stephen M J ; Fairley, Susan ; Beal, Kathryn ; Herrero, Javier ; Carone, Dawn M ; Suzuki, Yutaka ; Sugano, Sumio ; Toyoda, Atsushi ; Sakaki, Yoshiyuki ; Kondo, Shinji ; Nishida, Yuichiro ; Tatsumoto, Shoji ; Mandiou, Ion ; Hsu, Arthur ; McColl, Kaighin A ; Lansdell, Benjamin ; Weinstock, George ; Kuczek, Elizabeth ; McGrath, Annette ; Wilson, Peter ; Men, Artem ; Hazar-Rethinam, Mehlika ; Hall, Allison ; Davis, John ; Wood, David ; Williams, Sarah ; Sundaravadanam, Yogi ; Muzny, Donna M ; Jhangiani, Shalini N ; Lewis, Lora R ; Morgan, Margaret B ; Okwuonu, Geoffrey O ; Ruiz, San Juana ; Santibanez, Jireh ; Nazareth, Lynne ; Cree, Andrew ; Fowler, Gerald ; Kovar, Christie L ; Dinh, Huyen H ; Joshi, Vandita ; Jing, Chyn ; Lara, Fremiet ; Thornton, Rebecca ; Chen, Lei ; Deng, Jixin ; Liu, Yue ; Shen, Joshua Y ; Song, Xing-Zhi ; Edson, Janette ; Troon, Carmen ; Thomas, Daniel ; Stephens, Amber ; Yapa, Lankesha ; Levchenko, Tanya ; Gibbs, Richard A ; Cooper, Desmond W ; Speed, Terence P ; Fujiyama, Asao ; Graves, Jennifer A M ; O'Neill, Rachel J ; Pask, Andrew J ; Forrest, Susan M ; Worley, Kim C. / Genome sequence of an Australian kangaroo, Macropus eugenii, provides insight into the evolution of mammalian reproduction and development. In: Genome Biology. 2011 ; Vol. 12, No. 8.
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