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Table 1 Assembly statistics for maize, horse, panda, blue-stain fungus (G. clavigera) and P. syringae genomes and their cost

From: Assembling genomes using short-read sequencing technology

  B73 maize Domestic horse* Giant panda G. clavigera P. syringae
Genome length 2.3 Gb 2.5-2.7 Gb 2.4-2.5 Gb 32.5 Mb 6.1 Mb
Sequencing technology/ies Sanger Sanger Illumina Sanger, 454, Illumina Illumina
Number of contigs 125,325 55,316 198,274 3,361 1,346
Contig N50 40 kb 112 kb 40 kb 32 kb 11 kb
Number of scaffolds 61,161 9,687 81,469 2,322 71
Scaffold N50 76 kb 46 Mb 1.3 Mb 782 kb 317 kb
Estimated sequencing cost $30 million $15 million $0.6 million $100,000 $4,000
  1. Contiguity statistics are calculated for *contigs and scaffolds 1 kb or longer and contigs and scaffolds 100 bp or longer.