Genomic data of the Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica).

Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on April 24, 2014

Zhang G; Li B; Li C; Gilbert MTP; Jarvis ED; The Avian Genome Consortium ; Wang J (2014): Genomic data of the Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica). GigaScience Database.


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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Accessions (data generated as part of this study):

BioProject: PRJNA202089
SRA: SRP026688


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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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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