Octodon degus (degu)
Representative genome: Octodon degus (assembly OctDeg1.0)
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ID: 11848
Organism ImageOctodon degus (degu)

Common degu or brush-tailed rat overview

Lineage: Eukaryota[2519]; Metazoa[835]; Chordata[358]; Craniata[350]; Vertebrata[350]; Euteleostomi[344]; Mammalia[148]; Eutheria[143]; Euarchontoglires[65]; Glires[34]; Rodentia[32]; Hystricomorpha[6]; Octodontidae[1]; Octodon[1]; Octodon degus[1]
The common degu (Octodon degus) is a caviomorph rodent related to chinchillas and guinea pigs. This small rodent is native to Andean slopes of west central Chile. Degus are often used as research subjects in the study of circadian rhythms and diabetes.


Submitter: Broad Institute
Assembly level: Scaffold
Assembly: GCA_000260255.1 OctDeg1.0 scaffolds: 7,135 contigs: 259,905 N50: 19,847 L50: 36,018
BioProjects: PRJNA193441, PRJNA74595
Whole Genome Shotgun (WGS): INSDC: AJSA00000000.1
Statistics: total length (Mb): 2995.89
 protein count: 27336
 GC%: 42.5
NCBI Annotation Release:  101

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Loc Type Name RefSeq INSDC Size (Mb) GC% Protein rRNA tRNA Other RNA Gene Pseudogene


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