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StatusReference proteome
Proteome IDiUP000001073
Taxonomy61853 - Nomascus leucogenys
Last modifiedMarch 13, 2018
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000146795.3 from Ensembl

Gibbons are known as the lesser apes as they are smaller than the great apes with less difference in size between the sexes.They have a number of features resembling monkeys but are tailless hence, they are still classified as apes. Gibbons are in the family Hylobatidae which is split into 4 genera: Genus Hylobates (dwarf gibbons), Genus Hoolock, Genus Symphalangus, and Genus Nomascus (crested gibbons). Nomascus leucogenys, the white-cheeked gibbon is found in South East Asia.Males have black hair except for white patches on their cheeks; females are reddish tan with a dark brown crest from the top of the head to the top of the neck. The average weight is 7.5kg with long strong arms and a unique ball and socket jointed wrist which makes them extremely agile and fast moving through trees. They feed mainly on fruits, leaves and flowers with the addition of insects and small mammals. They are intelligent and social with complex visual and vocal displays particularly when attracting mates and defending their territory. Lifespan is estimated to be 30 years or more.

The current Ensembl genome assembly uses the sequences from genome Nleu1.0. This contains 2.8Gb with 18,575 protein-coding genes and 28,352 gene transcripts.


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Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Chromosome 1a1633
Chromosome 51312
Chromosome 191547
Chromosome 181497
Chromosome 61588
Chromosome 141571
Chromosome 82029
Chromosome 42353
Chromosome 21898
Chromosome 91283
Chromosome 25399
Chromosome 131705
Chromosome 171882
Chromosome 24698
Chromosome 31623
Chromosome 122139
Chromosome 20709
Chromosome 7b1469
Chromosome 151607
Chromosome X1464
Chromosome 102502
Chromosome 23585
Chromosome 111549
Chromosome 22a2065
Chromosome 22347
Chromosome 16899


  1. "Phylogenetic relationships and divergence dates of the whole mitochondrial genome sequences among three gibbon genera."
    Matsudaira K., Ishida T.
    Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 2010:454-459(2010) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
  2. Submitted (OCT-2012) to the EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ databases

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