Genomic data of the Crowned crane (Balearica regulorum gibbericeps).

Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on May 05, 2014

Zhang G; Li B; Li C; Gilbert MTP; Jarvis ED; The Avian Genome Consortium ; Wang J (2014): Genomic data of the Crowned crane (Balearica regulorum gibbericeps). GigaScience Database.


The Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum gibbericeps (Reichenow, 1892)) belongs to the Gruidae family of birds and can be found in the dry African savannah south of the Sahara, as well as in the wetter areas and grassy flatlands near lakes and rivers in Uganda and Kenya. The Crowned crane performs an interesting display when breeding that involves dancing, bowing, and jumping, as well as a booming call that involves inflation of a red gular sac on its throat.
These data have been produced as part of the Avian Phylogenomics Project. DNA was collected from a male at the Copenhagen Zoo (originally born Givskud Zoo) in Denmark, of an animal tended to by Mads Bertelsen. We sequenced the 1.45Gb genome to a depth of approximately 33X. The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 1.14Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 18kb and 51kb respectively. We identified 14,173 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 13.8kb.

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doi:10.5524/101017 IsSupplementTo doi:10.5524/101000

Accessions (data generated as part of this study):

BioProject: PRJNA212879
SRA: SRP028839


Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Crowned crane -TG5100784Crowned craneBalearica pavonina gibbericeps Source material identifiers:Tom Gilbert
Estimated genome size:1.45
Funding source:BGI
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Crowned crane -TG5Coding sequenceFASTA5.53 MB2014-05-05
Crowned crane -TG5Sequence assemblyFASTA338.25 MB2014-05-05
Crowned crane -TG5AnnotationGFF1.35 MB2014-05-05
Crowned crane -TG5Protein sequenceFASTA3.6 MB2014-05-05
Crowned crane -TG5OtherUNKNOWN6.46 MB2014-05-05
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