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Data released on May 23, 2014

Genomic data of the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas).

Beal, K; Chen, Y; Fang, D; Flicek, P; Herrero, J; Huang, Z; Kuraku, S; Li, C; Li, Q; Li, W; Liu, J; Ming, Y; Niimura, Y; Nozawa, M; Pascual-Anaya, J; Pignatelli, M; Searle, S; Shigenobu, S; Wang, B; Wang, J; Wang, J; Wang, J; Wang, Z; White, S; Xiong, Z; Yu, L; Zadissa, A; Zhang, H; Zheng, Y; Aken, B; Kuratani, S; Yin, Y; Zhang, G; Irie, N (2014): Genomic data of the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). GigaScience Database. RIS BibTeX Text

Green turtles are long-lived and may take up to 59 years to reach sexual maturity. Undertaking tremendous feats of navigation, adults return to the same beach to breed each season.
DNA from the green sea turtle was collected in Hong Kong. We sequenced the 2.24 Gb genome to a depth of approximately 82.3 X with short reads from a series of libraries with various insert sizes ( 170bp, 500bp, 800bp, 2kb, 5kb, 10kb,20kb and 40kb) on a HiSeq 2000 sequencer.
The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 180.94 Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 20.4 kb and 3.78 Mb respectively. We identified 19,633 protein-coding genes with an mean length of 1456 bp.Experimental procedures and animal care were conducted in strict accordance with guidelines approved by the RIKEN Animal Experiments Committee (Approval IDs H14-23 and H16-10).

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Read the peer-reviewed publication(s):

Wang, Z., Pascual-Anaya, J., Zadissa, A., Li, W., Niimura, Y., Huang, Z., … Irie, N. (2013). The draft genomes of soft-shell turtle and green sea turtle yield insights into the development and evolution of the turtle-specific body plan. Nature Genetics, 45(6), 701–706. doi:10.1038/ng.2615 (PubMed: 23624526)

Accessions (data included in GigaDB):

SRA: SRP011574
BioProject: PRJNA104937



Samples: Table Settings


Common Name
Scienfic Name
Sample Attributes
Taxonomic ID
Genbank Name

Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
SRS3014508469Chelonia mydasgreen seaturtleChelonia mydas Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):Ho...
Geographic location (latitude and longitude):not r...
IUCN Red List:Endangered
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Data Type
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Release Date
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
SRS301450Coding sequenceFASTA28.24 MB2013-02-20
SRS301450Sequence assemblyFASTA2.09 GB2013-02-20
SRS301450AnnotationGFF11.17 MB2013-02-20
SRS301450Protein sequenceFASTA10.21 MB2013-02-20
ReadmeTEXT0.34 KB2013-02-20
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