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Data released on May 09, 2014

Genomic data of the Red-legged seriema (Cariama cristata).

Gilbert, M, P; Jarvis, E, D; Li, B; Li, C; The Avian Genome Consortium, ; Wang, J; Zhang, G (2014): Genomic data of the Red-legged seriema (Cariama cristata). GigaScience Database. RIS BibTeX Text

The Red-legged Seriema (Cariama cristata (Linnaeus, 1766)) is a predatory terrestial bird in the Cariamidae family. It is also known as the Crested Cariama. It is found in the grasslands of Brazil, south of the Amazon to Uruguay and northern Argentina. The Red-legged Seriema has a song described to sound like a cross between a bark of a young dog and a clucking of turkeys.
These data have been produced as part of the Avian Phylogenomics Project. DNA was collected from a male (left leg band # 295951) who had lived at the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark (originally born in Noorder Dierenpark [Emmen Zoo] Holland), of an animal tended to by Mads Bertelsen. We sequenced the 1.5Gb genome to a depth of approximately 24X.
The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 1.15Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 17kb and 54kb respectively. We identified 14,216 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 13.7kb.

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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

Related datasets:

doi:10.5524/101020 IsSupplementTo doi:10.5524/101000

Accessions (data included in GigaDB):

BioProject: PRJNA212889
SRA: SRP028884



Samples: Table Settings


Common Name
Scienfic Name
Sample Attributes
Taxonomic ID
Genbank Name

Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Red-legged seriema -TG154380Red-legged seriemaRed-legged seriemaCariama cristata Source material identifiers:Tom Gilbert
Estimated genome size:1.5
Funding source:BGI
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Data Type
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Red-legged seriema -TG1Coding sequenceFASTA5.43 MB2014-05-09
Red-legged seriema -TG1Sequence assemblyFASTA340.49 MB2014-05-09
Red-legged seriema -TG1AnnotationGFF1.34 MB2014-05-09
Red-legged seriema -TG1Protein sequenceFASTA3.54 MB2014-05-09
Red-legged seriema -TG1OtherUNKNOWN6.63 MB2014-05-09
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