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Data released on May 12, 2014

Genomic data of the Speckled mousebird (Colius striatus).

Gilbert, M, P; Jarvis, E, D; Li, B; Li, C; The Avian Genome Consortium, ; Wang, J; Zhang, G (2014): Genomic data of the Speckled mousebird (Colius striatus). GigaScience Database. http://dx.doi.org/10.5524/101023 RIS BibTeX Text

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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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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doi:10.5524/101023 IsSupplementTo doi:10.5524/101000

Accessions (data included in GigaDB):

BioProject: PRJNA212892
SRA: SRP028965

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Common Name
Scienfic Name
Sample Attributes
Taxonomic ID
Genbank Name

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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Release Date
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
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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