Genomes: Other Vertebrates

Zebra finch

We define other vertebrates as all non-primate vertebrate sequencing projects. The McDonnell Genome Institute has produced whole genome draft assemblies for a variety of other vertebrate species spanning over 400 million years of evolution. This diverse group of species presents unique traits with underlying molecular signatures that we can study. Whole genome comparisons among such diverse species helps us better understand evolution and gives us clues to the inner workings of our own species.

Other Vertebrates Sequenced by MGI

scientific name common name category taxonomy
Physeter macrocephalus Sperm Whale Other Vertebrates Non-Mammalian Vertebrate
Cyprinodon variegatus Sheepshead Minnow Other Vertebrates Non-Mammalian Vertebrate
Opsanus beta Gulf Toadfish Other Vertebrates Non-Mammalian Vertebrate
Fundulus heteroclitus Killifish Other Vertebrates Non-Mammalian Vertebrate
Chaenocephalus aceratus Icefish Other Vertebrates Non-Mammalian Vertebrate
Stegastes partitus Damselfish Other Vertebrates Non-Mammalian Vertebrate
Astyanax mexicanus Blind Cavefish Other Vertebrates Non-Mammalian Vertebrate
Poecilia formosa Amazon Molly Other Vertebrates Non-Mammalian Vertebrate
Chrysemys picta bellii Western Painted Turtle Other Vertebrates Non-Mammalian Vertebrate
Callorhinchus milii Elephant Shark Other Vertebrates Non-Mammalian Vertebrate
Xiphophorus maculatus Platyfish Other Vertebrates Non-Mammalian Vertebrate
Felis catus Cat Other Vertebrates Mammal
Tupaia belangeri Tree Shrew Other Vertebrates Mammal
Vicugna pacos Alpaca Other Vertebrates Mammal
Galeopterus variegatus Flying Lemur Other Vertebrates Mammal
Xenopus tropicalis Western Clawed Frog Other Vertebrates Non-Mammalian Vertebrate
Petromyzon marinus Sea Lamprey Other Vertebrates Non-Mammalian Vertebrate
Ornithorhynchus anatinus Platypus Other Vertebrates Mammal
Mus musculus Mouse Other Vertebrates Mammal
Gallus gallus Chicken Other Vertebrates Non-Mammalian Vertebrate
Manis pentadactyla Chinese Pangolin Other Vertebrates Mammal
Taeniopygia guttata Zebra Finch Other Vertebrates Non-Mammalian Vertebrate
Choloepus hoffmanni Sloth Other Vertebrates Mammal