This track depicts gaps in the Sep. 2009 Macropus eugenii (Tammar Wallaby)
draft assembly produced by the Tammar Wallaby Genome Sequencing Consortium,
(NCBI project 12587
Many of these gaps -- with the exception of intractable heterochromatic gaps -- may be closed during the finishing process.
Gaps are represented as black boxes in this track.
If the relative order and orientation of the contigs on either side
of the gap is supported by read pair data,
it is a bridged gap and a white line is drawn
through the black box representing the gap.
This assembly contains the following principal types of gaps:
- Fragment - gaps between the Whole Genome Shotgun contigs of a
supercontig. These are represented by varying numbers of Ns in the
assembly. In this context, a contig is a set of overlapping sequence reads and
a supercontig is a set of contigs ordered and oriented during the
Whole Genome Shotgun process using paired-end reads. Fragment gap sizes
are usually taken from read pair data.