The genome sequence of the eastern grey squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis Gmelin, 1788

Wellcome Open Res. 2020 Feb 13:5:27. doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15721.1. eCollection 2020.


We present a genome assembly from an individual male Sciurus carolinensis (the eastern grey squirrel; Vertebrata; Mammalia; Eutheria; Rodentia; Sciuridae). The genome sequence is 2.82 gigabases in span. The majority of the assembly (92.3%) is scaffolded into 21 chromosomal-level scaffolds, with both X and Y sex chromosomes assembled.

Keywords: Sciurus carolinensis; chromosomal; genome sequence; grey squirrel.