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

Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on May 09, 2014

Zhang G; Li B; Li C; Gilbert MTP; Jarvis ED; The Avian Genome Consortium ; Wang J (2014): Genomic data of the Red-legged seriema (Cariama cristata). GigaScience Database.


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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doi:10.5524/101020 IsSupplementTo doi:10.5524/101000

Accessions (data generated as part of this study):

BioProject: PRJNA212889
SRA: SRP028884


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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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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