Welcome to The Yak Genome Database

The recent sequenced yak genome assembly Yak_1.1 has a size of 2,657 Mb with 65X coverage. A total of 22,282 protein-coding genes were predicted based on RNA-seq, homology and ab initio gene prediction. The high coverage premitted identification of 2.2 million heterozygous single nucleotide variants(SNVs) within the sequenced individual.

YGD includes GBrowse genome browsers, BLAST databases and other tools to facilitate the study of gene function and genome evolution.

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Recent News

  • 10 February 2014, Genome-wide variation within and between wild and domestic yak (full-text)
  • 07 November 2012, Yak genome database paper published (full-text)
  • 01 July 2012, Yak genome paper published (full-text)
  • Updated the new genome assembly data
  • Updated the new gene prediction data
  • Provided the ncRNA data, such as miRNA gene, tRNA genes, rRNA gene.
  • New genome browser

Photos by Guangpeng Ren

Please cite the use of YGD:
Hu Q, Ma T, Wang K, Xu T, Liu J, Qiu Q: The Yak genome database: an integrative database for studying yak biology and high-altitude adaption. BMC Genomics 2012, 13(1):600.