This is the home page for the Banana Slug Genomics wiki.
We are working to assemble and annotate the genome of the UCSC mascot Ariolimax dolichophallus, the slender banana slug. Additionally we are collecting and hosting as much information as we can about the biology of the banana slug.
Researchers and staff at UCSC created this video for the 2014 crowdfunding campaign. See how the project started and follow along at a high level, a great place to start for those uninitiated in genomics!
This project is hosted at UCSC as a graduate class BME235. All information is publicly accessible and free to use, please cite the authors when possible and the wiki as a whole. Please contact Kevin Karplus with general questions. For questions on specific assemblies please identify the team that created the assembly and email them directly.
Ariolimax dolichophallus is a relatively unstudied species. Here we aim to provide concise and accurate biological information about Ariolimax dolichophallus.
The assemblies are available for annotation, merging and other bioinformatics uses. The assemblies include full nuclear assemblies as well as mitochondrion assemblies.
The project is supported at UCSC as the BME235 Banana Slug Genomics class. More information about the class can be found in the general information link. To see which students have worked on the project view the contributors link. The budget for the project is publicly viewable using the budget link. Old pages, pages that do not follow the style guide, and pages that cannot be assimilated into the main wiki are archived here.
Currently we are not accepting donations. Thanks to all our past donors!
This wiki is publicly readable, but editable only by people with UCSC School of Engineering computer accounts. Contact Kevin Karplus if you need to edit these pages and do not have such an account.
In addition to page-specific discussions on each page, there is a separate forum for discussions about the class. The discussion forum is intended for more transient discussions than this wiki—such as where new material should go into the wiki, discussions of re-organizing the wiki or alerts about time-sensitive material.