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Overview

Proteome nameAiluropoda melanoleuca WGS - Reference proteome
Proteins21,136
Proteome IDiUP000008912
Taxonomy9646 - Ailuropoda melanoleuca
Last modifiedFebruary 4, 2017
Genome assemblyi GCA_000004335.1 from Ensembl
Genome annotationi Ensembl
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The panda, or giant panda, is a mammal belonging to the Ursidae family, however, its primary diet is herbivorous. It is native to the southern central China and the wild population consists of no more than a few thousands of animals. Therefore, the panda is known as a conservation-reliant endangered species. The animal is highly specialized to live in forests and feed on bamboo. Panda puppies, immediately after birth, weigh no more than a mouse. The animals can communicate with each other vocally: at least 11 different sounds have been identified. The evolutionary origin of the panda lineage is very poorly understood, and therefore it is still a matter of controversy today.

The panda genome has 20 pairs of autosomes and one pair of sex chromosomes containing 2.3 Gb with 21,000 protein-coding genes. The reference proteome is derived from the genome sequence published in 2010.

Componentsi

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Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Proteins
Unassembled WGS sequence21125
Mitochondrion14