The genome of the Black Bengal goat (Capra hircus) Academic Article uri icon


  • OBJECTIVES:Black Bengal goat (Capra hircus), a member of the Bovidae family with the unique traits of high prolificacy, skin quality and low demand for food is the most socioeconomically significant goat breed in Bangladesh. Furthermore, the aptitude of adaptation and disease resistance capacity of it is highly notable which makes its whole genome information an area of research interest. DATA DESCRIPTION:The genomic DNA of a local (Chattogram, Bangladesh) healthy male Black Bengal goat (Capra hircus) was extracted and then sequenced. Sequencing was completed using the Illumina HiSeq 2500 sequencing platform and the draft assembly was generated using the "ARS1" genome as the reference. MAKER gene annotation pipeline was utilized to annotate 26,458 gene models. Genome completeness was assessed using BUSCO (Benchmarking Universal Single-Copy Orthologs) which showed 82.5% completeness of the assembled genome.


  • Siddiki, AZ
  • Baten, A
  • Billah, M
  • Alam, MAU
  • Shawrob, KSM
  • Saha, S
  • Chowdhury, M
  • Rahman, AH
  • Stear, Michael
  • Miah, G
  • Kumkum, M
  • Islam, MS
  • Hossain, MA
  • Mollah, AKMM
  • Khan, MKI

publication date

  • 2019