ROCKVILLE, MD April 27, 2001--Celera Genomics (NYSE: CRA), an Applera Corporation business, announced today that it has completed the assembly of the mouse genome. Celera, which began sequencing the mouse in April 2000, has sequenced the 129X1/SvJ, DBA/2J, and A/J strains of mouse. Celera sequenced more than 15.9 billion base pairs of mouse genetic data, and now has approximately 6X-fold coverage of the mouse genome, ensuring greater than 99 percent representation of the mouse genome. The next phase of Celera’s research program will be to annotate the mouse genome to further refine the number and function of mouse genes.
Full press release by Celera Genomics
Celera Has Mouse Map And Keeps It - Washington Post (Apr 27, 2001)
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