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Data released on April 26, 2014

Genomic data of the Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus).

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

The Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus canorus (Linnaeus, 1758)), also known as the European Cuckoo, is a widespread summer migrant to Europe and Asia. It is a brood parasite, meaning it lays eggs in other birds' nests; particularly in Dunnock's, Meadow Pipit's, and Eurasian Reed Warbler's nests.
These data have been produced as part of the G10K and Avian Phylogenomics Projects. DNA was collected from a male specimen in Denmark; voucher 137750 in the Natural History Museum of Denmark. We sequenced the genome to a depth of approximately 100X 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 1.15Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 31kb and 3Mb respectively. We identified 15,889 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 20kb.

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Accessions (data included in GigaDB):

BioProject: PRJNA212869
SRA: SRP028317



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Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Cuckoo -B-45971, TG7, TG855661Common CuckooCommon CuckooCuculus canorus Source material identifiers:Erich Jarvis & Tom Gil...
Estimated genome size:unknown size
Funding source:BGI
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File NameSample IDFile TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Cuckoo -B-45971, TG7, TG8Coding sequenceFASTA6.72 MB2014-04-26
Cuckoo -B-45971, TG7, TG8Sequence assemblyFASTA334.25 MB2014-04-26
Cuckoo -B-45971, TG7, TG8AnnotationGFF1.66 MB2014-04-26
Cuckoo -B-45971, TG7, TG8Protein sequenceFASTA4.36 MB2014-04-26
Cuckoo -B-45971, TG7, TG8Repeat sequenceUNKNOWN10.87 MB2014-04-26
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