ARC Kangaroo Genome Centre of Excellence [ 2003 - 2010 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: Associate Professor Katherine Belov Dr Emily S W Wong (Participant)

Researchers Dr R ToderProf JA GravesProf MB RenfreeProf DW CooperProf TP SpeedProf JS Mattick

Brief description (ARC Kangaroo Genome Centre of Excellence) In this Australian-led Kangaroo Genome Project, we will map and characterize the tammar wallaby genome at the molecular level. Marsupial genomes are uniquely valuable because they provide comparisons that reveal new human genes, regulatory sequences and marsupial-specific genes. These will deliver new products and information useful for medicine, industry, agriculture and conservation. We will construct integrated genetic and physical maps of the genome, clone the whole genome as large inserts in BAC vectors, and build a ?golden path? with minimal overlap. We will construct libraries of expressed genes from tammar tissues and array them for use in analysing gene expression.

Funding Amount $5,271,140

Funding Scheme ARC Centres of Excellences

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