The gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) is a small South American member of the Didelphidae family of opossums. Unlike most other marsupials, the gray short-tailed opossum does not have a true pouch. The scientific name Monodelphis is derived from Greek and means "single womb" (referring to the lack of a pouch) and the Latin word domestica which means "domestic" (chosen because of the species habit of entering human dwellings). It was the first marsupial to have its genome sequenced. The gray short-tailed opossum is used as a research model in science, and is also frequently found in the exotic pet trade. It is also known as the Brazilian opossum, rainforest opossum and in a research setting the laboratory opossum.

Sequence Statistics

No Sequences32541
No Amino Acids18655008
Min Seq. Length11
Avg. Seq. Length573.277
Max Seq. Length16075
Seq. Length 1σ488.292

Disorder Prediction Statistics

Predictor % Genome Disordered % Genome Disordered in SCOP Domains Avg. % of Seq. Disordered Avg. % of Disordered Regions in SCOP Domains Avg. % of Seq. Disordered and in SCOP Domains
VLXT 30.799 7.527 29.687 35.684 7.907
VSL2b 43.478 12.625 41.284 35.617 12.481
PrDOS 38.102 6.245 36.991 26.654 6.690
PV2 48.563 15.472 48.986 37.267 16.606
IUPred-S 18.863 2.140 18.200 21.780 2.384
IUPred-L 21.572 2.592 22.552 26.907 3.034
Espritz-N 29.718 6.057 27.602 31.520 5.948
Espritz-X 17.237 1.392 17.678 18.150 1.867
Espritz-D 6.126 0.396 25.148 9.263 4.162

SUPERFAMILY Domains

% Amino Acids with SCOP Assignment % Sequences with SCOP Assignment No of Domains No of Superfamilies No of Families Avg. Family Size Avg. Domain Length Domain Pairs Unique Domain Architectures
46 73 35980 1087 1300 33.1 530 1482 4803

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