Table 2

Coverage of the Holstein and Black Angus genomes

Genome

Total reads

Megabases of coverage

Fold coverage


Holstein

2,041,487,844

49,069.31

18.63


Black Angus

2,840,328,583

57,730.10

21.91


Megabases of coverage was calculated based on the numbers and lengths of reads that were successfully mapped to the reference. Fold coverage was calculated by dividing the megabases of coverage by the combined length of the reference chromosomes used for mapping (2,634,413,324 bp).

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