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7 November 2011 - UMD Cow
Assembly Now Available in Genome Browser
In response to the many requests from the bovine research
community, we now offer the University of Maryland (UMD)
Bos taurus assembly in the Genome Browser, in
addition to the assemblies produced by the Baylor College
of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center. The UMD v3.1
assembly (Nov. 2009, UCSC bosTau6) was produced by the
for Bioinformatics and Computational
Biology (CBCB) in College Park, MD.
The UMD 3.1 assembly is based on reads downloaded from
the NCBI Trace Archive, most of which were sequenced by
the Baylor College of Medicine. UMD reports that they were
able to apply several assembly improvement techniques
to produce an assembly that is substantially more accurate
and complete than previous alternative versions, as
evaluated using independent metrics. Based on UMD
statistics, this assembly provides more genome coverage,
closes thousands of gaps, corrects many erroneous
inversions, deletions, and translocations, and fixes
thousands of single-nucleotide errors. For more information,
see Zimin AV et al,
A whole-genome assembly of the domestic
cow, Bos taurus, Genome Biol. 2009;10(4) and
the UMD CBCB
Bos taurus assembly web page.
Downloads of the UMD bovine data and annotations may be
obtained from the UCSC Genome Browser
or Downloads page.
We'd like to thank the UMD CBCB for providing this genome
assembly. The UMD Cow Genome Browser and annotation tracks
were produced by Hiram Clawson, Chin Li, Brooke Rhead, Greg
Roe, Steve Heitner, and Donna Karolchik. See the
page for a detailed list of the organizations and
individuals who contributed to this release.
10 October 2011 - Updated Yeast Browser Released:
We are happy to announce the release of an updated browser
for the Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast genome.
8 September 2011 -
New Navigation and Display Features:
We've added several new features to the Genome Browser
that make it easier to quickly configure and navigate
around in the browser's annotation tracks window.
18 August 2011 -
New Feature: Track Data Hubs:
We are pleased to announce a new feature in the UCSC Genome
Browser: Track Data Hubs. Track hubs are web-accessible
directories of genomic data that can be viewed on the UCSC
Genome Browser alongside native annotation tracks.
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