Table 3 Comparison of the Chelydra serpentina genome to other reptile genomes
SpeciesCommon NameSequencing TechnologyCoverageGenome size (Gb)Contig N50 (kb)Number of ContigsScaffold N50 (kb)Number of ScaffoldsRef.
Chelydra serpentinaSnapping TurtleIllumina, PacBio, Nanopore126X2.26872.152,731559013,224
Chrysemys pictaPainted TurtleSanger, Illumina18X2.5921.3262,326521278,6311
Terrapene mexicanaMexican Box TurtleIllumina, 10X Genomics69X2.5776.6106,0512424952,260NCBI
Pelodiscus sinensisChinese Softshell TurtleIllumina106X2.2121.9265,137333176,1512
Chelonia mydasGreen Sea TurtleIllumina82X2.2420.4561,9683778352,9582
Gopherus agassiziiDesert TortoiseIllumina147X2.442.7106,82525142,9113
Platysternon megacephalumBig-headed turtleIllumina208.9X2.3241.8470,1847220360,2914
Anolis carolinensisGreen anole lizardSanger7.1X1.879.941,98640336,6455
Pogona vitticepsAustralian dragon lizardIllumina86X1.7731.2636,5242291543,5006
Gecko japonicusJapanese geckoIllumina131X2.4929.6335,470708191,5007
Eublepharis maculariusLeopard geckoIllumina136X2.02206648
Shinisaurus crocodilusChinese crocodile lizardIllumina149X2.2411.714709
Alligator sinensisChinese alligatorIllumina109X2.2723.4177,28221889,31710
Alligator mississipiensisAmerican alligatorIllumina68X2.1736114,15950914,64511
Crocodylus porususSaltwater crocodileIllumina74X2.1232.7112,40720423,36511
Gavialis gangeticusGharialIllumina109X2.8823.4177,28221889,31711
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