金沙棋牌平台:Boxer becomes first dog to have DNA precisely sequenced

时间:2019-03-02 12:17:03166网络整理admin

CRAIG VENTER’S poodle Shadow has been put in the shade. The controversial gene-entrepreneur’s pooch was the first to have its genome sequenced, but it was only a rough draft (New Scientist, 4 October 2003, p 14). Now a female boxer dog named Tasha (below), has provided the DNA for the first complete dog sequence. A publicly funded consortium led by Kerstin Lindblad-Toh of the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, used the “shotgun” sequencing technique to map Tasha’s genome. For this, the genome is broken into random fragments,