Genomic data of the Speckled mousebird (Colius striatus).

Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on May 12, 2014

Zhang G; Li B; Li C; Gilbert MTP; Jarvis ED; The Avian Genome Consortium ; Wang J (2014): Genomic data of the Speckled mousebird (Colius striatus). GigaScience Database.


The Speckled Mousebird (Colius striatus (Gmelin, 1789)) is the largest species of mousebird and named because of its overall mousey-brown colour. The bird can be found from Cameroon to Eritrea and Ethiopia, and southern South Africa. Described as a noisy creature, it is not however, known for its voice, and is a rather social bird often observed feeding in groups.
These data have been produced as part of the Avian Phylogenomic Project. DNA was collected from a male specimen at the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark, tended to by Mads Bertelsen, now vouchered (138165) at the Natural History Museum of Denmark. We sequenced the genome to a depth of approximately 27X. The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 1.08Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 18kb and 45kb respectively. We identified 13,538 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 12.4kb.

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doi:10.5524/101023 IsSupplementTo doi:10.5524/101000

Accessions (data generated as part of this study):

BioProject: PRJNA212892
SRA: SRP028965


Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Speckled mousebird -TG257412Speckled mousebirdSpeckled mousebirdColius striatus Source material identifiers:Tom Gilbert
Estimated genome size:unknown size
Funding source:BGI
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Speckled mousebird -TG2Coding sequenceFASTA4.92 MB2014-05-12
Speckled mousebird -TG2Sequence assemblyFASTA320.3 MB2014-05-12
Speckled mousebird -TG2AnnotationGFF1.23 MB2014-05-12
Speckled mousebird -TG2Protein sequenceFASTA3.21 MB2014-05-12
Speckled mousebird -TG2Repeat sequenceUNKNOWN10.65 MB2014-05-12
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