Grey Squirrel Genome Note

Grey squirrel
Grey squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis (Pete Beard/Flickr)

The genome assembly for the Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) has now been released on Wellcome Open Research:

This follows the recent release of the red squirrel genome assembly, and together these genomes may have implications for squirrel conservation both in the UK and elsewhere:

This Genome Note is part of the 25 Genomes project, a precursor to the Darwin Tree of Life project led by the Wellcome Sanger Institute.