Proteomes - Macaca mulatta (Rhesus macaque)
|Proteome name||Macaca mulatta 17573 - Reference proteome|
|Taxonomy||9544 - Macaca mulatta|
|Last modified||February 4, 2017|
Macaques, genus Macaca are Old World monkeys divided into 22 species. The Rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) is widely distributed across Asia and inhabits grasslands, forests, mountains and with greater frequency human urban areas. Adult males average 53cm in height and weigh 8kg; females are smaller and lighter in weight, their body hair is brown or grey but it does not cover the face. Rhesus macaques are very adaptable and are able to live in trees or on the ground. Their diet is mostly herbivorous: fruit, seeds, roots, buds and bark, but with the addition of small insects. They have a strong social group structure with a rich range of vocalizations and gestures for communication.
The current Ensembl genome uses the preliminary assembly Mmul_1 which is melded from the three separate complementary assemblies; as such, it is subject to errors. The genome contains 3.1Gb with 21,905 protein-coding genes and 44,725 predicted transcripts.
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|Unassembled WGS sequence||558|
- Submitted (FEB-2006) to the EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ databases
- "Evolutionary and biomedical insights from the rhesus macaque genome."
Gibbs R.A., Rogers J., Katze M.G., Bumgarner R., Weinstock G.M., Mardis E.R., Remington K.A., Strausberg R.L., Venter J.C., Wilson R.K., Batzer M.A., Bustamante C.D., Eichler E.E., Hahn M.W., Hardison R.C., Makova K.D., Miller W., Milosavljevic A. Zwieg A.S.
Science 2007:222-234(2007) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]