Number of SNPs in genome

Value 2.8e+6 Unitless
Organism Chicken Gallus gallus
Reference Wong GK et al, A genetic variation map for chicken with 2.8 million single-nucleotide polymorphisms, Nature. 2004 Dec 9432(7018):717-22.PubMed ID15592405
Method DNA was extracted from the erythrocytes of a single bird, sheared by sonication, and size fractionated on agarose gels.
Comments There are 2,833,578 variant sites or one potential marker for every 374 base pairs (bp) along the 1.06 gigabase (Gb) genome.
Entered by Uri M
ID 103885