Reptilomics aims at grouping the data produced on non-classical reptilian model species promoted by the research performed at the Laboratory of Artificial and Natural Evolution (LANE), University of Geneva, Switzerland. This resource should prove useful for the genomics/transcriptomics/proteomics and herpetology communities alike, as reptiles are still largely under-represented in the relevant databases.
The major lineages of Reptilia diverged 200-280 million years ago and include more than 10,000 species (twice as many as mammals), which display a remarkable range of phenotypes, life histories, sex-determining systems, reproductive modes, and physiologies. Reptiles are becoming important new models for comparative genomics, ecology, and evolutionary developmental genetics, to a great extend thanks to the development of new DNA sequencing technologies, protein-labelling protocols and powerful bioinformatic tools.
Latest News We are currently working on the third version of the corn snake genome!
Ullate-Agote A., Chan F.Y., Tzika A.C.
A Step-by-step Guide to Assemble a Reptilian Genome
Methods in Molecular Biology: Avian and Reptilian Developmental Biology (2017)
Tzika A.C., Ullate-Agote A., Grbic D. & M. C. Milinkovitch
Reptilian Transcriptomes v2.0: An Extensive Resource for Sauropsida Genomics and Transcriptomics
Genome Biol. Evol. 7: 1827-1841 (2015)
Ullate-Agote A., Milinkovitch M.C. & A.C. Tzika
The genome sequence of the corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus), a valuable resource
for EvoDevo studies in squamates
Int. J. Dev. Biol. 58: 881-888 (2014)