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:

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.