The genome sequence of the endangered Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis) generated 314 Gb of raw sequence, yielding a genome size of 2.3 Gb. A total of 22 200 genes were predicted. It comprises a sister lineage of birds and has no sex chromosome.

QH Wang et al., Cell Research Aug. 6, 2013, doi:10.1038/cr.2013.104