Kangaroos form an important niche in the tree of life, but until now their DNA had never been sequenced. In a new article, an international consortium of researchers present the first kangaroo genome sequence — that of the tammar wallaby species — and find hidden in their data the gene that may well be responsible for the kangaroo’s characteristic hop.
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Australian first: Kangaroo genome mapped November 17, 2008 Australian researchers will today launch the world first detailed map of the kangaroo genome, pleting the first phase of the kangaroo genomics project. Australian first: Kangaroo genome mapped 18 November 2008 Australian researchers will today launch the world first detailed map of the kangaroo genome, The Leaps and bounds in parative genomics Matthew J.Wakefield 1,2+ & Jennifer A.Marshall Graves 1 1Research School of Biological Sciences,The Australian National University Tags: kangaroo, genome, researchgate, Australian First: Kangaroo Genome Mapped Australian researchers have launched the world detailed map of the , pleting the phase of the genomics project. Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence The of a female tammar of Island, South Australia origin was d using the whole- shotgun (WGS) approach and Sanger sequencing. DNA isolated from the lung tissue of a single tammar was used