This track shows the draft assembly of the chicken genome.
Whole-genome shotgun reads were assembled into contigs and when possible,
contigs were grouped into scaffolds (also known as "supercontigs").
The order, orientation and gap sizes between contigs within a scaffold are
based on paired-end read evidence.
In dense mode, this track depicts the contigs that make up the
Contig boundaries are distinguished by the use of alternating gold and brown
coloration. Where gaps
exist between contigs, spaces are shown between the gold and brown
blocks. The relative order and orientation of the contigs
within a scaffold is always known; therefore, a line is drawn in the graphical
display to bridge the blocks.
All components within this track are of fragment type "W"
(Whole Genome Shotgun contig).