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Overview

StatusReference proteome
Proteinsi25,056
Gene counti <p>This is the total number of unique genes found in the proteome set, algorithmically computed. For each gene, a single representative protein sequence is chosen from the proteome. Where possible, reviewed (Swiss-Prot) protein sequences are chosen as the representatives.</p> - Download one protein sequence per gene (FASTA)
Proteome IDi <p>The proteome identifier (UPID) is the unique identifier assigned to the set of proteins that constitute the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/manual/proteomes_manual">proteome</a>. It consists of the characters ‘UP’ followed by 9 digits, is stable across releases and can therefore be used to cite a UniProt proteome.<p><a href='/help/proteome_id' target='_top'>More...</a></p>UP000005447
Taxonomy10141 - Cavia porcellus
Strain2N
Last modifiedOctober 26, 2018
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000151735.1 from Ensembl

The guinea pig, also known as the cavy, (Cavia porcellus) is a rodent belonging to the Caviidae family. This species does not exist in the wild any longer. Despite its name the animal is neither related to the pig family, nor originated from Guinea. Domesticated around 5,000 year ago in the Southern America, after European colonization, it is now widely distributed because of its popularity as a pet and a food source. The guinea pig is commonly used in biomedical research, for example in studies of the human immune system, since guinea pig immunological genes are more similar to human than those from mouse. This makes the guinea pig a very important model organism for toxicology and vaccine testing.

The guinea pig genome has 32 chromosomes containing 3.4 Gb with 20,000 protein-coding genes. The reference proteome is derived from the genome sequence submitted in 2008 to the EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ databases.

Componentsi <p>Genomic components encoding the proteome</p>

Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Proteins
Unassembled WGS sequence25044
Mitochondrion13
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