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Sequencing three crocodilian genomes to illuminate the evolution of archosaurs and amniotes

John A St John1, Edward L Braun2, Sally R Isberg35, Lee G Miles5, Amanda Y Chong5, Jaime Gongora5, Pauline Dalzell45, Christopher Moran5, Bertrand Bed'Hom6, Arkhat Abzhanov7, Shane C Burgess8, Amanda M Cooksey8, Todd A Castoe9, Nicholas G Crawford10, Llewellyn D Densmore11, Jennifer C Drew12, Scott V Edwards7, Brant C Faircloth13, Matthew K Fujita7, Matthew J Greenwold14, Federico G Hoffmann158, Jonathan M Howard16, Taisen Iguchi17, Daniel E Janes1819, Shahid Yar Khan1, Satomi Kohno20, AP Jason de Koning9, Stacey L Lance21, Fiona M McCarthy22, John E McCormack23, Mark E Merchant24, Daniel G Peterson258, David D Pollock9, Nader Pourmand1, Brian J Raney26, Kyria A Roessler1, Jeremy R Sanford16, Roger H Sawyer14, Carl J Schmidt27, Eric W Triplett28, Tracey D Tuberville21, Miryam Venegas-Anaya11, Jason T Howard29, Erich D Jarvis29, Louis J Guillette20, Travis C Glenn30, Richard E Green1 and David A Ray158*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA

2 Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA

3 Porosus Pty Ltd, PO Box 86, Palmerston, NT 0831, Australia

4 South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia

5 Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

6 INRA, AgroParisTech, UMR1313 Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology, Jouy-en-Josas, F78352, France

7 Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

8 Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA

9 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA

10 Department of Biology, Boston University, 5 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA

11 Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA

12 Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA

13 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, 621 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

14 Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29205, USA

15 Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA

16 Department of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA

17 Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience, National Institute for Basic Biology, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, 5-1 Higashiyama, Myodaiji, Okazaki 444-8787, Japan

18 Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 16 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

19 Cuurent address: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 2089, USA

20 Hollings Marine Laboratory, Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29412, USA

21 Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, University of Georgia, PO Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29802, USA

22 College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA

23 Moore Laboratory of Zoology, Occidental College, 1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90041, USA

24 Department of Chemistry, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA 70609, USA

25 Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA

26 Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA

27 Department of Animal & Food Sciences University of Delaware, Newark DE, 19717, USA

28 Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA

29 Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Neurobiology, Box 3209, Durham, NC 27710, USA

30 Department of Environmental Health Science and Georgia Genomics Facility, Environmental Health Science Building, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA

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Genome Biology 2012, 13:415  doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-1-415

Published: 31 January 2012

Abstract

The International Crocodilian Genomes Working Group (ICGWG) will sequence and assemble the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) and Indian gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) genomes. The status of these projects and our planned analyses are described.

Keywords:
Genomics; evolution; Crocodylia; Archosauria; amniote