Finding orangutan sequence data

An orangutan

Scenario

Orangutans, literally 'men of the forest', are found in the rainforests of Asia.  You are studying the differences between two different species of orang-utan, those from Borneo (Pongo pygmaeus species) and those from Sumatra (Pongo abelii species). You require nucleotide sequence data from both species.

Exercise

Use the ENA browser to find out what sequence data is available in ENA for both Pongo pygmaeus and Pongo abelii

  • How many protein-coding sequences are available for each species?

  • Is there any data on Pongo pygmaeus x Pongo abelii crosses available?