2020; (ISSN: 1091-6490) Li K; Zhang S; Song X; Weyrich A; Wang Y; Liu X; Wan N; Liu J; Lövy M; Cui H; Frenkel V; Titievsky A; Panov J; Brodsky L; Nevo E e.g. The genome and transcriptome sequence of the blind mole rat is reported this week in Nature Communications. View full list of all species. The blind mole rat may not be able to see, but its genome could shed light on why it does not develop cancer. All genomes. For easy access to commonly used genomes, drag from the bottom list to the top one. View This Abstract Online; Genome evolution of blind subterranean mole rats: Adaptive peripatric versus sympatric speciation. Here we highlight thei … In 50 years of Spalax research, no spontaneous cancer development has been observed. The naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), also known as the sand puppy, is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa.It is closely related to the blesmols and is the only species in the genus Heterocephalus of the family Heterocephalidae. Speciation mechanisms remain controversial. And now scientists have sequenced the genome of this unassuming little fellow because, like his slightly less adorable distant relative the naked mole rat, the blind mole rat is also resistant to cancer. The genome study appears in the June 2014 issue of the journal Nature Communications. BRCA2 or rat 5:62797383-63627669 or rs699 or coronary heart disease. Pig breeds. The study provides insight into the genetic basis for this species’ adaptation to the environmental stress associated with living underground and highlights genes that may be involved in cancer resistance. Favourite genomes . Genome maintenance and bioenergetics of the long-lived hypoxia-tolerant and cancer-resistant blind mole rat, Spalax: a cross-species analysis of brain transcriptome Assaf Malik 1 , 2 na1 na2 , Pig reference genome and 12 additional breeds. Scientists have sequenced the genome of the blind mole rat, a mammal that digs with its teeth, has skin over its eyes and lives for more than 20 years. Why, the blind mole rat of course. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. The blind subterranean mole rat (Spalax ehrenbergi superspecies) is a model animal for survival under extreme environments due to its ability to live in underground habitats under severe hypoxic stress and darkness. Two speciation models occur in Israeli subterranean mole rats, genus Spalax : a regional speciation cline southward of four peripatric climatic chromosomal species and a local, geologic-edaphic, genic, and sympatric speciation. Here we report the transcriptome sequencing of Spalax galili, a chromosomal type of S. ehrenbergi. 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