Assembly V4.0: The A. mexicanum transcriptome has been deep sequenced (15,000,000 Roche 454 short sequence reads and 50K Sanger reads) and assembled. The resulting assembly V4.0 can now be BLAST searched here. Approximately 89.9% of the 14 million high quality sequences were assembled into contigs with a total length of 542 Mb.

Fun Facts

How long do axolotls and other salamanders live?

Salamanders have life spans varying by species. They live from 3 to 55 years. The axolotl’s life span is on the shorter side of this range.