The International Crocodilian Genomes Working Group (ICGWG) is leading a large-scale effort to use genomic methods to examine crocodilian biology. We have targeted the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), and gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) for genome sequencing and have produced preliminary genome assemblies.
To complement these efforts
and others have collected (or are planning to collect) related
data that can be used to enrich our knowledge of crocodilian genomes.
These data include:
- Transcriptome data for various tissues
- BAC-end sequences for
all three taxa (and some complete BAC sequences)
We expect the combinination of
these data to result in a high quality genome assembly with rich
annotation that will bring these fascinating reptiles into the genomic