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Overview

StatusReference proteome
Proteinsi44,725
Gene counti - Download one protein sequence per gene (FASTA)
Proteome IDiUP000001519
Taxonomy9595 - Gorilla gorilla gorilla
Last modifiedMay 26, 2018
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000151905.3 from Ensembl

Gorillas are physically the largest of the living great apes and have recently been divided into two species: western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) and eastern gorilla (Gorilla beringei) as represented by their separate geographical locations in Africa. These species have currently been split into 4 subspecies. Adult male gorillas weigh 135-180kg and average 1.8m tall with an arm span up to 2.6m; females are smaller and often half this weight. They have thick hair covering most of their body; the color varies according to species/subspecies. Like chimpanzees, they are knuckle-walkers but can walk on two legs whilst carrying food or to defend themselves. Gorillas live in a range of habitats from montane (mountain gorillas) to lowland forests (lowland gorillas). Their diet is largely foliage, fruit and sometimes insects. Social groups are led by an adult male or silverback and multiple females and their offspring. They are highly intelligent with the capacity for emotion and building strong family bonds. Average lifespan is 35-40 years, but 55 years has been recorded in captivity.

About 60% of human genes are projected onto the gorilla genome in the current build from Ensembl. Small frame-shifts are adjusted for, larger ones are more problematic. The gorilla genome has 2,8Gb with 20,962 protein-coding genes and 35,727 predicted transcripts.

Componentsi

Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Proteins
Chromosome 62298
Chromosome 41725
Chromosome 53265
Chromosome 32610
Chromosome 22990
Chromosome 14393
Chromosome 101725
Chromosome 122457
Chromosome 112676
Chromosome 141520
Chromosome 13732
Chromosome 161809
Chromosome 151456
Chromosome 18723
Chromosome 171239
Chromosome 192817
Chromosome 201120
Chromosome 21465
Chromosome 72082
Chromosome X1694
Chromosome 91690
Chromosome 81550
Unplaced
3690
Mitochondrion25
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