The genome sequence of the grey wolf, Canis lupus Linnaeus 1758

Wellcome Open Res. 2021 Nov 12:6:310. doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.17332.1. eCollection 2021.


We present a genome assembly from an individual male Canis lupus orion (the grey wolf, subspecies: Greenland wolf; Chordata; Mammalia; Carnivora; Canidae). The genome sequence is 2,447 megabases in span. The majority of the assembly (98.91%) is scaffolded into 40 chromosomal pseudomolecules, with the X and Y sex chromosomes assembled.

Keywords: Canis lupus; Canis lupus orion; Greenland wolf; Polar wolf; chromosomal; genome sequence; grey wolf.

Grants and funding

This work was supported by Wellcome through core funding to the Wellcome Sanger Institute (206194) and the Darwin Tree of Life Discretionary Award (218328). The authors acknowledge support from the National Genomics Infrastructure in Stockholm funded by Science for Life Laboratory, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Swedish Research Council, and SNIC/Uppsala Multidisciplinary Center for Advanced Computational Science for assistance with massively parallel sequencing and access to the UPPMAX computational infrastructure.