Genomic data of the Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias).

Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on May 13, 2014

Zhang G; Li B; Li C; Gilbert MTP; Jarvis ED; The Avian Genome Consortium ; Wang J (2014): Genomic data of the Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias). GigaScience Database.


The Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias helias (Pallas, 1781)) is the sole member of the family Eurypygidae and is found in Central to South America from Mexico, Peru to Brazil. It has similar morphological features to the Kagu of New Caledonia and is a non-migrant bird that is normally found on the ground scratching for insects.
These data have been produced as part of the Avian Phylogenomics Project. DNA was collected from a female from the Odense Zoo in Denmark, of an animal obtained by Mads Bertelsen. We sequenced the genome to a depth of approximately 33X.
The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 1.1Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 16kb and 46kb respectively. We identified 13,974 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 12.3kb.

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doi:10.5524/101024 IsSupplementTo doi:10.5524/101000

Accessions (data generated as part of this study):

BioProject: PRJNA212893
SRA: SRP029147


Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Sunbittern- TG1354383SunbitternSunbitternEurypyga helias Source material identifiers:Tom Gilbert
Estimated genome size:unknown size
Funding source:BGI
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Sunbittern- TG13Coding sequenceFASTA5.1 MB2014-02-07
Sunbittern- TG13Sequence assemblyFASTA325.8 MB2014-02-07
Sunbittern- TG13AnnotationGFF1.26 MB2014-02-07
Sunbittern- TG13Protein sequenceFASTA3.32 MB2014-02-07
Sunbittern- TG13Repeat sequenceUNKNOWN7.41 MB2014-02-07
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