Genomic data of the American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos).

Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on April 25, 2014

Zhang G; Li B; Li C; Gilbert MTP; Jarvis ED; The Avian Genome Consortium ; Wang J (2014): Genomic data of the American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos). GigaScience Database.


The American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos brachyrhynchos (Brehm, 1822)) is a large passerine bird and part of the Corvidae family. It is commonly found throughout North America, and despite being common and widespread, they are highly susceptible to West Nile Virus.
These data have been produced as part of the G10K and Avian Phylogenomics Project. DNA was collected from a female in the Asheboro, North Carolina Zoo, USA, with blood samples provided by Halley Buckanoff of the zoo. We sequenced the 1.26Gb genome to a depth of approximately 80X 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 24kb and 6.9Mb respectively. We identified 16,562 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 17.9kb.

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Accessions (data generated as part of this study):

BioProject: PRJNA212867
SRA: SRP028286


Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
American crow-10-058285066American CrowAmerican CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos Source material identifiers:Erich Jarvis
Estimated genome size:1.26
Funding source:BGI
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
American crow-10-0582Coding sequenceFASTA6.79 MB2014-04-25
American crow-10-0582Sequence assemblyFASTA312.14 MB2014-04-25
American crow-10-0582AnnotationGFF1.69 MB2014-04-25
American crow-10-0582Protein sequenceFASTA4.42 MB2014-04-25
American crow-10-0582Repeat sequenceUNKNOWN9.32 MB2014-04-25
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