Genome sequencing of a single tardigrade Hypsibius dujardini individual

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Tardigrades are ubiquitous microscopic animals that play an important role in the study of metazoan phylogeny. Most terrestrial tardigrades can withstand extreme environments by entering an ametabolic desiccated state termed anhydrobiosis. Due to their small size and the non-axenic nature of laboratory cultures, molecular studies of tardigrades are prone to contamination. To minimize the possibility of microbial contaminations and to obtain high-quality genomic information, we have developed an ultra-low input library sequencing protocol to enable the genome sequencing of a single tardigrade Hypsibius dujardini individual. Here, we describe the details of our sequencing data and the ultra-low input library preparation methodologies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number160063
JournalScientific data
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 16


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  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Statistics and Probability

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