Gorilla

Ensembl - Gorilla

Ensembl - Gorilla

Learn about the gorilla sequencing project and access the publicly available draft assembly through Ensembl

Gorilla genome - data download

Gorilla genome - data download

Gorillas, the largest living primates, are humans' closest living relatives after chimpanzees, and are important for the study of human origins and evolution. They are found today only within several endangered populations in the equatorial forests of central Africa.

We generated a reference genome assembly for gorilla using DNA sampled from a single individual - a female western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) named Kamilah, resident at San Diego Zoo.