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Genome sequence of an Australian kangaroo, Macropus eugenii, provides insight into the evolution of mammalian reproduction and development
1The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Kangaroo Genomics, Australia
2Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
3Bioinformatics Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
4Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
5Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
6Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Center for Applied Genetics and Technology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
7Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
8Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Madingley Rd, Cambridge, CB3 0ES, UK
9Institute for Technology Research and Innovation, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, 3214, Australia
10RIKEN Institute, 1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045, Japan
11School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
12Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
13Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Alfred-Kowalke-Str. 17, Berlin 10315, Germany
14Laboratory of Developmental Genetics and Imprinting, The Babraham Institute, Cambridge, CB22 3AT, UK
15Department of Molecular Genetics, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 114-116, 14558 Nuthetal, Germany
16Department of Medical Biology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
17Biosciences Research Division, Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, 1 Park Drive, Bundoora 3083, Australia
18European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, UK
19Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, UK
20Department of Cell Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
21Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Chiba 277-8560, Japan
22National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Shizuoka 411-8540, Japan
23Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
24Human Genome Sequencing Center, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
25Australian Genome Research Facility, Melbourne, Victoria, 3052 and the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
26Westmead Institute for Cancer Research, University of Sydney, Westmead, New South Wales 2145, Australia
27National Institute of Informatics, 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8430, Japan
28Department of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Received May 23, 2011; Revised July 22, 2011; Accepted August 19, 2011.
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All authors were members of the tammar wallaby genome sequencing consortium. Authors contributed to sequencing, assembly, analysis, experiments or writing as follows (team leaders are in bold). Joint lead authors: MBR, ATP. Principal investigators: JAMG, SMF, RAG, DWC, MBR, TPS, AF. Tammar genome size: AJP, WR, RJO'N, KCW, MFS. Physical and linkage mapping: JED, CW, FWN, KRZ, JAMG. Highly divergent or tammar-specific transcripts: AJP, AF, TH, YK, HY, MBR. Transcriptome: ATP, AF, AJP, MBR, YK, Z-PF, YSuz, SS, AT, YSak, SK, YN, ST. Genebuild: SMJS, SF. Sequence conservation and gene family expansion: PF, ESWW, KBl, JH. GC content: WR, RJO'N, JL. Analysis of Repeats and small RNAs: RJO'N, JL, DMC. Immunity: KB, ESWW, HVS, JED, MBR, KRS, CW, JW, BGC, ATP. Sex chromosomes: PDW, JAMG, JED. X chromosome inactivation: JAMG, PDW, JED, SAN. Reproductive genes: AJP, MBR, GS, DH, WO'H, YH. Developmental genes: MBR, AJP, GS, SRF, HY, K-YC, BRM, RJO'N, JL. Genomic imprinting: MBR, AJP, JAMG, GS, JS, SS, TAH. Olfaction: MBR, JAMG, SRF, AM, MLD, NYS, GS. Lactation: CML, KRN, EAP. Additional bioinformatics contributions: AH, BL, KAM, MJW. Australian Genome Research Facility Sanger sequencing: SMF, EK, AMG, PW, AM, JE, CT, DT, AS, LY, TL, MH-R, AH, JD, DW, SW, YSun. HGSC leadership: KCW, DMM, RAG. HGSC Sanger production: SNJ, LRL, MBM, GOO, SJR, JS, LN, AC, GF, CLK, HHD, VJ. HGSC SOLiD production team: HHD, CJ. HGSC 454 production: CLK, FL, RT. HGSC genome assembly and analysis: LC, JD, YL, JYS, X-ZS, GW, KCW. UConn sequencing and assembly improvement (Meug_2): RJO'N, AJP, JL, TH, IM. Senior authors: SMF, JAMG, RJO'N, AJP, KCW. Senior authors contributed equally and principal investigators contributed equally.
This study was supported by the State Government of Victoria, the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health (grant number U54-HG003273), the Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF), the Jack Brockhoff Foundation, Applied Biosystems, the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Kangaroo Genomics, the National Science Foundation and the Center for Applied Genetics and Technology at University of Connecticut (UConn). This work was supported in part by KAKENHI (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research) on Priority Areas 'Comparative Genomics' from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, and by the Director's Special Grant from RIKEN-GSC. The Baylor College of Medicine Human genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) acknowledges the following production staff of the HGSC: Jennifer Hume, John Lopez, Kashif Hirani, Lingling Pu, Marvin D Dao, Mimi N Chandrabose, Ngoc B Nguyen, Ramatu A Gabisi, Rita A Wright, Sandra Hines, Yih-Shin Liu, Ugonna Anosike, Tony Attaway, Dilrukshi Bandaranaike, Ashton Bell, Blake Beltran, Carla Bickham, Temika Caleb, Kelvin Carter, Joseph Chacko, Alejandra Chavez, Hau-Seng Chu, Raynard Cockrell, Mary Louise Davila, Latarsha Davy-Carroll, Shawn Denson, Victor Ebong, Veronica Espinosa, Sonia Fernandez, Pushpa Fernando, Nicole Flagg, Jason Ganer, Ricardo Garcia III, Toni Garner, Tiffany Garrett, Brandy Harbes, Ebere Hawkins, Barbara Hollins, Bennie Johnson, Johann Kalu, Haika Kisamo, Michael Lago, Liza Lago, Chuan-Yar Lai, Thanh-Kim Le, Fitzherbert Legall III, Semethia Lemon, Renita Madu, Kevin Malloy, Evangelina Martinez, Christian Mercado, Iracema Mercado, Mala Munidasa, Phong Nguyen, Ogechi Nwaokelemeh, Melissa Obregon, Chibueze Onwere, Andrea Parra, Agapito Perez, Yolanda Perez, Christopher Pham, Eltrick Primus, Maria Puazo, Juana Quiroz, Eric Rachlin, Marcos Ruiz, Brian Schneider, Denard Simmons, Ida Sisson, Rosenie Thelus, Nicole Thomas, Rachel Thorn, Reshaunda Thornton, Zulma Trejos, Kamran Usmani, Davian Walker, Keqing Wang, Suzhen Wang, Courtney White, Aneisa Williams and Jerrell Woodworth.