Improving the Alpaca Genome Sequence Assembly to Allow Efficient Discovery of the Underlying Genetic Causes of Diseases, Disorders and Traits

Improving the Alpaca Genome Sequence Assembly to Allow Efficient Discovery of the Underlying Genetic Causes of Diseases, Disorders and Traits

Principal investigator:

Terje Raudsepp, PhD
Texas A and M University
College Station, Texas
Morris Animal Foundation study, partially funded by ARF

The goal of this study is to create a robust, annotated and chromosomally assigned sequence assembly for the alpaca genome. A comprehensive annotated genome sequence assembly will allow researchers access to a valuable resource for investigating traits of biological and economic interest. It will provide a strong basis for the future genome analysis in other camelids and an excellent platform for comparison with diverse mammalian genomes. This project will provide an important tool to improve health and welfare of alpacas and other camelids.



ARF would like to thank Leslie from Herzog Alpacas for sponsoring this study.

Herzog Alpacas

Leslie Herzog

Herzog Alpacas, LLC