Genomic data from the Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri).

Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on July 06, 2011

Lambert DM; Wang J; Zhang G (2011): Genomic data from the Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri). GigaScience.


The Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is a large penguin, standing over 1 meter tall, with distinctive black, yellow and white markings. Like most penguins, the emperor penguins are indigenous to Antarctica and exist between the 66th and 78th parallels. Famous for its unique social and reproductive behavior, the emperor penguin also possesses a number of other notable evolutionary qualities: its stature, its feathers, its incubation process, and its swimming capabilities. The Aptenodytes forsteri genome offers new insights into this remarkable bird.

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Zhang, G., Li, B., Li, C., Gilbert, M. T. P., Jarvis, E. D., & Wang, J. (2014). Comparative genomic data of the Avian Phylogenomics Project. GigaScience, 3(1). doi:10.1186/2047-217x-3-26
Li, C., Zhang, Y., Li, J., Kong, L., Hu, H., Pan, H., … Zhang, G. (2014). Two Antarctic penguin genomes reveal insights into their evolutionary history and molecular changes related to the Antarctic environment. GigaScience, 3(1). doi:10.1186/2047-217x-3-27
Zhang, G., Li, C., Li, Q., Li, B., Larkin, D. M., Lee, C., … Meredith, R. W. (2014). Comparative genomics reveals insights into avian genome evolution and adaptation. Science, 346(6215), 1311–1320. doi:10.1126/science.1251385
Jarvis, E. D., Mirarab, S., Aberer, A. J., Li, B., Houde, P., Li, C., … Howard, J. T. (2014). Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds. Science, 346(6215), 1320–1331. doi:10.1126/science.1253451


Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Aptenodytes_forsteri9233Emperor penguinemperor penguinAptenodytes forsteri
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Aptenodytes_forsteriCoding sequenceFASTA6.78 MB2014-07-09
Aptenodytes_forsteriSequence assemblyFASTA352.4 MB2014-07-09
Aptenodytes_forsteriAnnotationGFF1.67 MB2014-07-09
Aptenodytes_forsteriProtein sequenceFASTA4.4 MB2014-07-09
Aptenodytes_forsteriRepeat sequenceUNKNOWN7.74 MB2014-07-09
Aptenodytes_forsteriSequence assemblyFASTA352.47 MB2011-07-06
ReadmeTEXT0.14 KB2011-07-06
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