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Data released on May 08, 2014

Genomic data of the Chuk-will's-widow (Antrostomus carolinensis).

Gilbert, M, P; Jarvis, E, D; Li, B; Li, C; The Avian Genome Consortium, ; Wang, J; Zhang, G (2014): Genomic data of the Chuk-will's-widow (Antrostomus carolinensis). GigaScience Database. RIS BibTeX Text

The Chuck-will's-widow (Antrostomus carolinensis (Gmelin, 1789)) is a nocturnal bird and part of the Caprimulgidae family. It's name is derived from a continuous repetitive song often heard at night, and is often confused with Whippoorwills due to their similar calls and unusual names.
These data have been produced as part of the Avian Phylogenomics Project. DNA was collected from a vouchered tissue sample (B-3403) from the Louisiana State University Museum, of a male caught in East Jetty Woods, Cameron Parish, Louisiana, USA. We sequenced the genome to a depth of approximately 30X.
The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 1.15Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 17kb and 45kb respectively. We identified 14,676 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 12kb.

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Read the peer-reviewed publication(s):

Zhang, G., Li, B., Li, C., Gilbert, M. T. P., Jarvis, E. D., & Wang, J. (2014). Comparative genomic data of the Avian Phylogenomics Project. GigaScience, 3(1). doi:10.1186/2047-217x-3-26
Zhang, G., Li, C., Li, Q., Li, B., Larkin, D. M., Lee, C., … Meredith, R. W. (2014). Comparative genomics reveals insights into avian genome evolution and adaptation. Science, 346(6215), 1311–1320. doi:10.1126/science.1251385
Jarvis, E. D., Mirarab, S., Aberer, A. J., Li, B., Houde, P., Li, C., … Howard, J. T. (2014). Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds. Science, 346(6215), 1320–1331. doi:10.1126/science.1253451

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Accessions (data included in GigaDB):

BioProject: PRJNA212888
SRA: SRP028883



Samples: Table Settings


Common Name
Scienfic Name
Sample Attributes
Taxonomic ID
Genbank Name

Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Chuk-wills-widow -B-3403279965Chuk-wills-widowChuk-wills-widowCaprimulgus carolinensis Source material identifiers:Erich Jarvis
Estimated genome size:unknown size
Funding source:BGI
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Files: (FTP site) Table Settings


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Sample ID
Data Type
File Format
Release Date
Download Link
File Attributes

File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Chuk-wills-widow -B-3403Coding sequenceFASTA5.27 MB2014-05-08
Chuk-wills-widow -B-3403Sequence assemblyFASTA338.94 MB2014-05-08
Chuk-wills-widow -B-3403AnnotationGFF1.31 MB2014-05-08
Chuk-wills-widow -B-3403Protein sequenceFASTA3.44 MB2014-05-08
Chuk-wills-widow -B-3403OtherUNKNOWN9.76 MB2014-05-08
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