The southern platyfish (Xiphophorus maculatus) is a species of freshwater fish in the family Poeciliidae of order Cyprinodontiformes. It is native to an area of North and Central America stretching from Veracruz, Mexico, to northern Belize.
The X_maculatus-5.0-male assembly was submitted by The Genome Institute, Washington University at St. Louis on December 2017. The assembly is on chromosome level, consisting of 258 contigs assembled into 102 scaffolds. From these sequences, 24 chromosomes have been built. The N50 size is the length such that 50% of the assembled genome lies in blocks of the N50 size or longer. The N50 length for the contigs is 9,181,372 while the scaffold N50 is 31,535,491.
The gene annotation process was carried out using a combination of protein-to-genome alignments, annotation mapping from a suitable reference species and RNA-seq alignments (where RNA-seq data with appropriate meta data were publicly available). For each candidate gene region, a selection process was applied to choose the most appropriate set of transcripts based on evolutionary distance, experimental evidence for the source data and quality of the alignments. Small ncRNAs were obtained using a combination of BLAST and Infernal/RNAfold. Pseudogenes were calculated by looking at genes with a large percentage of non-biological introns (introns of <10bp), where the gene was covered in repeats, or where the gene was single exon and evidence of a functional multi-exon paralog was found elsewhere in the genome. lincRNAs were generated via RNA-seq data where no evidence of protein homology or protein domains could be found in the transcript.
In accordance with the Fort Lauderdale Agreement, please check the publication status of the genome/assembly before publishing any genome-wide analyses using these data.
General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.
|Assembly||X_maculatus-5.0-male, INSDC Assembly GCA_002775205.2, Dec 2017|
|Golden Path Length||704,321,165|
|Annotation method||Full genebuild|
|Genebuild started||May 2018|
|Genebuild released||Jul 2018|
|Genebuild last updated/patched||Jul 2018|
|Non coding genes||397|
|Small non coding genes||377|
|Long non coding genes||2|
|Misc non coding genes||18|
|Genscan gene predictions||40,494|