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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. 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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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: 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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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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