Norway Rat Genome Note

Norwegian Rat
Norwegian Rat, Rattus norvegicus (Bayer CropScience UK/Flickr)

The genome note for the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus) has now been released on Wellcome Open Research: https://wellcomeopenresearch.org/articles/6-118

This improves on previous assemblies and has now been adopted as the reference genome by the Genome Reference Consortium.


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.