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Data released on April 24, 2014

Genomic data of the Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica).

Gilbert, M, P; Jarvis, E, D; Li, B; Li, C; The Avian Genome Consortium, ; Wang, J; Zhang, G (2014): Genomic data of the Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica). GigaScience Database. RIS BibTeX Text

The Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica (Linnaeus, 1758)) is a bird belonging to the swift family Apodidae. Like their namesake, swifts are among the fastest flying birds. The Chimney swift is often described as a sociable species, seldom seen alone.
These data have been produced as part of the G10K and Avian Phylogenomics Projects. DNA was collected from a vouchered tissue sample (B-21727) from the Louisiana State University Museum, of a female caught in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. We sequenced the genome to a depth of approximately 103X with short reads from a series of libraries with various insert sizes (170bp, 500bp, 800bp, 2kb, 5kb, 10kb and 20kb).
The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 1.1Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 27 kb and 3.8Mb respectively. We identified 15,373 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 19.8kb.

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Read the peer-reviewed publication(s):

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
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

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Accessions (data included in GigaDB):

BioProject: PRJNA202089
SRA: SRP026688



Samples: Table Settings


Common Name
Scienfic Name
Sample Attributes
Taxonomic ID
Genbank Name

Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Chimney swift -B-217278897Chimney swiftChimney swiftChaetura pelagica Source material identifiers:Erich Jarvis
Estimated genome size:unknown size
Funding source:BGI
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Data Type
File Format
Release Date
Download Link
File Attributes

File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Chimney swift -B-21727Coding sequenceFASTA6.52 MB2014-05-12
Chimney swift -B-21727Sequence assemblyFASTA317.75 MB2014-04-24
Chimney swift -B-21727AnnotationGFF1.62 MB2014-04-24
Chimney swift -B-21727Protein sequenceFASTA4.25 MB2014-04-24
Chimney swift -B-21727Repeat sequenceUNKNOWN9.34 MB2014-04-24
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