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Alignments of Sequence Reads from 7 Humans   (All Denisova Assembly and Analysis tracks)

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  Sample↓1   Track Name↓2  
 Mbuti Pygmy  Mbuti Pygmy (HGDP00456) Sequence Reads   Schema 
 Melanesian  Melanesian (HGDP00491) Sequence Reads   Schema 
 Papuan  Papuan (HGDP00551) Sequence Reads   Schema 
 Sardinian  Sardinian (HGDP00665) Sequence Reads   Schema 
 Cambodian  Cambodian (HGDP00711) Sequence Reads   Schema 
 Native Americans  Native American (HGDP00998) Sequence Reads   Schema 
 Mongolian  Mongolian (HGDP01224) Sequence Reads   Schema 


The Modern Human Seq track shows human sequence reads of seven individuals mapped to the human genome. The purpose of this track is to put the divergence of the Denisova genome into perspective with regard to present-day humans.


DNA was obtained for each of seven individuals from the CEPH-Human Genome Diversity Panel (HGDP): HGDP00456 (Mbuti), HGDP00998 (Karitiana Native American), HGDP00665 (Sardinia), HGDP00491 (Bougainville Melanesian), HGDP00711 (Cambodian), HGDP01224 (Mongolian) and HGDP00551 (Papuan). Each library was sequenced on the Illumina Genome Analyzer IIx using 2x101 + 7 cycles on one flow cell according to the manufacturer's instructions for multiplex sequencing. The paired-end reads were aligned using the Burrows-Wheeler Aligner to the human sequence (NCBI36/hg18)

Download the Modern Human Seq track data sets from the Genome Browser downloads server.


Briggs A.W., Stenzel U., Meyer M., Krause J., Kircher M., Pääbo S. Removal of deaminated cytosines and detection of in vivo methylation in ancient DNA. Nucleic Acids Res. 2009 Dec 22:38(6) e87.

Reich D., Green R.E., Kircher M., Krause J., Patterson N., Durand E.Y., Viola B., Briggs A.W., Stenzel U., Johnson P.L.F. et al. Genetic history of an archaic hominin group from Denisova Cave in Siberia. Nature. 2010 Dec 23;468:1053-1060.


This track was produced at UCSC using data generated by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.