Genomic data of the Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis).

Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on May 14, 2014

Zhang G; Li B; Li C; Gilbert MTP; Jarvis ED; The Avian Genome Consortium ; Wang J (2014): Genomic data of the Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis). GigaScience Database.


The Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis glacialis (Linnaeus, 1761)), also known as Fulmar or Arctic Fulmar, is a highly abundant sea bird and commonly found in north Pacific and north Atlantic subarctic regions. It is a member of the Procellariidae family, which include petrels and shearwaters, and like other petrels, the Northern Fulmar's walking ability is limited but is a very a strong flier.
These data have been produced as part of the Avian Phylogenomics Project. DNA was collected from a vouchered sample (137838) of Natural History Museum of Denmark from a male caught in Denmark. We sequenced the genome to a depth of approximately 33X.
The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 1.14Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 17kb and 46kb respectively. We identified 14,306 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 12.8kb.

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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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Accessions (data generated as part of this study):

BioProject: PRJNA212894
SRA: SRP029180


Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Northern Fulmar -TG1130455Northern FulmarNorthern FulmarFulmarus glacialis Source material identifiers:Tom Gilbert
Estimated genome size:unknown size
Funding source:BGI
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Northern Fulmar -TG11Coding sequenceFASTA5.38 MB2014-02-07
Northern Fulmar -TG11Sequence assemblyFASTA342.07 MB2014-02-07
Northern Fulmar -TG11AnnotationGFF1.32 MB2014-02-07
Northern Fulmar -TG11Protein sequenceFASTA3.5 MB2014-02-07
Northern Fulmar -TG11Repeat sequenceUNKNOWN5.66 MB2014-02-07
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