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Genome Sequencing of the Bornean Rock Frog

Project Information

BioInformatics
Project Status: New and Recruiting
Submitted By: Riccardo Racicot
Project Email: rracicot@smith.edu
Project Institution: Smith College
Anchor Institution: Smith College
Project Address: 44 College Lane
Northampton, Massachusetts. 01063

Project Description

We are working to sequence the genome of the Bornean Rock Frog, Staurois parvus. This frog uses a novel communication signal called "foot flagging", where it waves its back feet to send messages to other frogs. We currently have 220+GB of PacBio Sequel II genome sequence from an adult male frog. To make this genome a usable, accessible tool this sequence needs to be assembled, polished and annotated. This tool will help us investigate the evolution of new behaviors and how hormones regulate the nervous system.

Project Information

BioInformatics
Project Status: New and Recruiting
Submitted By: Riccardo Racicot
Project Email: rracicot@smith.edu
Project Institution: Smith College
Anchor Institution: Smith College
Project Address: 44 College Lane
Northampton, Massachusetts. 01063

Project Description

We are working to sequence the genome of the Bornean Rock Frog, Staurois parvus. This frog uses a novel communication signal called "foot flagging", where it waves its back feet to send messages to other frogs. We currently have 220+GB of PacBio Sequel II genome sequence from an adult male frog. To make this genome a usable, accessible tool this sequence needs to be assembled, polished and annotated. This tool will help us investigate the evolution of new behaviors and how hormones regulate the nervous system.