Ensembl mobile site help

Things to know when navigating the Ensembl mobile site

Search box

Use the search box at the top right of all Ensembl views to search for a gene, phenotype, sequence variant, and more.

Top navigation

Touch MENU button to open the main menu and touch again to close.

Touch MENU

Left hand side menu

Touch the left menu icon () or swipe right to open the side menu and touch anywhere outside the menu or touch the cross icon or swipe left to close.

The ? icon

Touch the icon to get help

And don't forget to send us your comments using the feedback link inside the main menu.

EnsemblEnsembl Home

Elephant assembly and gene annotation

Assembly

loxAfr3 is an assembly of the genome of the African Elephant (Loxodonta africana), sequenced to 7x coverage. The genome sequencing and assembly are provided by the Broad Institute.

The N50 size is the length such that 50% of the assembled genome lies in blocks of the N50 size or longer. The N50 size of the scaffolds is 48Mb. The N50 size of the contigs is 69kb. The total length of all contigs is 3.12 Gb, and the total length of all supercontigs is 3.2 Gb.

The genome assembly represented here corresponds to GenBank Assembly ID GCA_000001905.1

Gene annotation

The gene set for elephant was built using the Ensembl pipeline. Gene models are based on genewise alignments of rodent proteins as well are genetically distant proteins from other species, including most vertebrate proteins from Uniprot. Additionally, mouse proteins were aligned using exonerate. Potentially missing predictions and partial gene predictions were identified by examining the orthologs, which were then used to build new gene models.

More information

General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.

Statistics

Summary

AssemblyLoxafr3.0, INSDC Assembly GCA_000001905.1, Jul 2009
Base Pairs3,118,565,340
Golden Path Length3,196,760,833
Annotation providerEnsembl
Annotation methodFull genebuild
Genebuild startedJul 2009
Genebuild releasedMar 2010
Genebuild last updated/patchedDec 2011
Database version94.3

Gene counts

Coding genes20,033
Non coding genes2,644
Small non coding genes2,391
Misc non coding genes253
Pseudogenes568
Gene transcripts28,847

Other

Genscan gene predictions57,537

About this species