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The Bonobo Genome

We generated a total of 26x coverage of the bonobo genome from a sample taken during routine examination of Ulindi, a female bonobo living in Zoo Leipzig. All sequencing was executed on the 454 Sequencing platform and included paired end libraries with 3, 9 and 20 kb insert sizes. The genome sequence was assembled from these reads using the Celera Assembler and yielded an assembly with a N50 contig size of 67 kb and a N50 scaffold size of 9.6 Mb. The genome sequence is comparable in quality to the draft chimpanzee assembly.

Here, we provide contigs, scaffolds and chromosome-assigned scaffolds. Contigs and scaffolds are also available through GenBank (AJFE01000000). All data is made freely available.