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A Glimpse into the Genomic Outlook of the Long-Tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Joey Ee Uli, Christina Yong Seok Yien and Tan Soon Guan

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 40, Issue 3, August 2017

Keywords: Macaca fascicularis, next-generation sequencing, genomics, genetic variation, transcriptomics, population genetics, biomedical science

Published on: 19 Jul 2017

The long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) is commonly used for biomedical researches. However, genetic variation within a population or among populations can significantly affect phenotypical outcomes of treatments tested on model organisms. As such, it is important for studies involving model organisms originating from different, or even the same geographical locations to have sufficient genomic and transcriptomic background of the model organisms that is used. This paper summarises the utilisation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology to sequence genomes and transcriptomes of long-tailed macaques from various geographical populations in general and the Malaysian long-tailed macaque in particular, and its importance in the context of population genetic studies.

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