Evolutionary and biomedical insights from the rhesus macaque genome

Richard A. Gibbs, Jeffrey Rogers, Michael G. Katze, Roger Bumgarner, George M. Weinstock, Elaine R. Mardis, Karin A. Remington, Robert L. Strausberg, J. Craig Venter, Richard K. Wilson, Mark A. Batzer, Carlos D. Bustamante, Evan E. Eichler, Matthew W. Hahn, Ross C. Hardison, Kateryna D. Makova, Webb Miller, Aleksandar Milosavljevic, Robert E. Palermo, Adam SiepelJames M. Sikela, Tony Attaway, Stephanie Bell, Kelly E. Bernard, Christian J. Buhay, Mimi N. Chandrabose, Marvin Dao, Clay Davis, Kimberly D. Delehaunty, Yan Ding, Huyen H. Dinh, Shannon Dugan-Rocha, Lucinda A. Fulton, Ramatu Ayiesha Gabisi, Toni T. Garner, Jennifer Godfrey, Alicia C. Hawes, Judith Hernandez, Sandra Hines, Michael Holder, Jennifer Hume, Shalini N. Jhangiani, Vandita Joshi, Ziad Mohid Khan, Ewen F. Kirkness, Andrew Cree, R. Gerald Fowler, Sandra Lee, Lora R. Lewis, Zhangwan Li, Yih Shin Liu, Stephanie M. Moore, Donna Muzny, Lynne V. Nazareth, Ngoc Ngo Dinh, Geoffrey O. Okwuonu, Grace Pai, David Parker, Heidie A. Paul, Cynthia Pfannkoch, Craig S. Pohl, Yu Hui Rogers, San Juana Ruiz, Aniko Sabo, Jireh Santibanez, Brian W. Schneider, Scott M. Smith, Erica Sodergren, Amanda F. Svatek, Teresa R. Utterback, Selina Vattathil, Wesley Warren, Courtney Sherell White, Asif T. Chinwalla, Yucheng Feng, Aaron L. Halpern, La Deana W. Hillier, Xiaoqiu Huang, Pat Minx, Joanne O. Nelson, Kymbertie H. Pepin, Xiang Qin, Granger G. Sutton, Eli Venter, Brian P. Walenz, John W. Wallis, Kim C. Worley, Shiaw Pyng Yang, Steven M. Jones, Marco A. Marra, Mariano Rocchi, Jacqueline E. Schein, Robert Baertsch, Laura Clarke, Miklós Csürös, Jarret Glasscock, R. Alan Harris, Paul Havlak, Andrew R. Jackson, Huaiyang Jiang, Yue Liu, David N. Messina, Yufeng Shen, Henry Xing Zhi Song, Todd Wylie, Lan Zhang, Ewan Birney, Kyudong Han, Miriam K. Konkel, Jungnam Lee, Arian F.A. Smit, Brygg Ullmer, Hui Wang, Jinchuan Xing, Richard Burhans, Ze Cheng, John E. Karro, Jian Ma, Brian Raney, Xinwei She, Michael J. Cox, Jeffery P. Demuth, Laura J. Dumas, Sang Gook Han, Janet Hopkins, Anis Karimpour-Fard, Young H. Kim, Jonathan R. Pollack, Tomas Vinar, Charles Addo-Quaye, Jeremiah Degenhardt, Alexandra Denby, Melissa J. Hubisz, Amit Indap, Carolin Kosiol, Bruce T. Lahn, Heather A. Lawson, Alison Marklein, Rasmus Nielsen, Eric J. Vallender, Andrew G. Clark, Betsy Ferguson, Ryan D. Hernandez, Kashif Hirani, Hildegard Kehrer-Sawatzki, Jessica Kolb, Shobha Patil, Ling Ling Pu, Yanru Ren, David Glenn Smith, David A. Wheeler, Ian Schenck, Edward V. Ball, Rui Chen, David N. Cooper, Belinda Giardine, Fan Hsu, W. James Kent, Arthur Lesk, David L. Nelson, William E. O'Brien, Kay Prüfer, Peter D. Stenson, James C. Wallace, Hui Ke, Xiao Ming Liu, Peng Wang, Andy Peng Xiang, Fan Yang, Gait P. Barber, David Haussler, Donna Karolchik, Andy D. Kern, Robert M. Kuhn, Kayla E. Smith, Ann S. Zwieg

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Abstract

The rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) is an abundant primate species that diverged from the ancestors of Homo sapiens about 25 million years ago. Because they are genetically and physiologically similar to humans, rhesus monkeys are the most widely used nonhuman primate in basic and applied biomedical research. We determined the genome sequence of an Indian-origin Macaca mulatta female and compared the data with chimpanzees and humans to reveal the structure of ancestral primate genomes and to identify evidence for positive selection and lineage-specific expansions and contractions of gene families. A comparison of sequences from individual animals was used to investigate their underlying genetic diversity. The complete description of the macaque genome blueprint enhances the utility of this animal model for biomedical research and improves our understanding of the basic biology of the species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-234
Number of pages13
JournalScience
Volume316
Issue number5822
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 13 2007

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    Gibbs, R. A., Rogers, J., Katze, M. G., Bumgarner, R., Weinstock, G. M., Mardis, E. R., Remington, K. A., Strausberg, R. L., Venter, J. C., Wilson, R. K., Batzer, M. A., Bustamante, C. D., Eichler, E. E., Hahn, M. W., Hardison, R. C., Makova, K. D., Miller, W., Milosavljevic, A., Palermo, R. E., ... Zwieg, A. S. (2007). Evolutionary and biomedical insights from the rhesus macaque genome. Science, 316(5822), 222-234. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1139247