Data released on April 26, 2014
The Golden-collared Manakin (Manacus vitellinus (Gould, 1843)) belongs to the Pipridae family of suboscine passseriform birds. It is commonly found in Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama.
These data have been produced as part of the G10K and Avian Phylogenomics Project. DNA was collected from a male obtained in Gamboa, Panama, with the sample obtained by Barney Schlinger of UCLA. We sequenced the genome to a depth of approximately 110X 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 1.12Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 34kb and 2.5Mb respectively. We identified 15,285 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 18.8kb.
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