In the ongoing series of Another Day, Another Genome….we add the giant panda! By far the cutest genome yet. Well, ok, I actually haven’t seen the genome yet as the site was down last night when I tried. But I’m sure it’s adorable. Her name is Jingjing, and she is a 3 year old panda and was also the 2008 Olympic mascot, according to the supplement info. She’s a supermodel of pandas, I guess.
Hat tip to James and the Giant Panda Corn
The paper is here: The sequence and de novo assembly of the giant panda genome
The database and sequence is here: http://panda.genomics.org.cn The browser looks nice, but I’ve found some odd implementations. The ? tools yields the messsage “this tool is empty”. Got the same message from the Config button. Documentation a bit sparse. Sigh. More later as I look harder at it.
Update: The browser implementation threw me at first, reminded me of JBrowse but not exactly. As they describe:
We illustrated the panda genome data in a MapView, which is powered by Google Web Toolkit . A new module was developed to browse large-scale short reads alignment. This module enabled users track detailed divergences between consensus and sequencing reads.