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StatusReference proteome
Proteome IDiUP000002280
Taxonomy13616 - Monodelphis domestica
Last modifiedMarch 13, 2018
Genome assembly and annotationifrom Ensembl

There are over 100 species of Opossums (Didelphimorphs) ranging in size from a small mouse to that of a large cat. The gray short-tailed opossum is 12 to 18cm long weighing 60-90g and has gray-brown fur over its body becoming paler as it reaches the legs. It is native to central South America living in rainforests, agricultural land and urban areas, eating mainly small animals such as frogs and reptiles and some fruit. Opossums are marsupials but unusually this species does not have a pouch and the immature young attach to their mother's teat for up to eight weeks. The ease with which their early development can be observed and the fact that they are easily bred makes them ideal for the study of transplants, cancer research and the immune system.

For the Ensembl gene build most of the proteins being aligned were from species genetically distant to the opossum. The genome contains 3.5Gb with 21,327 protein-coding genes and 24,882 transcripts.


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Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Chromosome 14654
Chromosome 23877
Chromosome 32793
Chromosome 43019
Chromosome 51701
Chromosome 61742
Chromosome 71035
Chromosome 81812
Chromosome X513


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    Nature 2007:167-177(2007) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
  2. "Radiation of extant marsupials after the K/T boundary: evidence from complete mitochondrial genomes."
    Nilsson M.A., Gullberg A., Spotorno A.E., Arnason U., Janke A.
    J. Mol. Evol. 2003:S3-S12(2003) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]

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