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Data released on May 13, 2014

Genomic data of the Red throated loon (Gavia stellata).

Gilbert, M, P; Jarvis, E, D; Li, B; Li, C; The Avian Genome Consortium, ; Wang, J; Zhang, G (2014): Genomic data of the Red throated loon (Gavia stellata). GigaScience Database. RIS BibTeX Text

The Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata (Pontoppidan, 1763)), also known as the Red-throated Diver, is a migratory aquatic bird that breeds mainly in the Arctic regions and spends winters in the northern coastal waters. The Red-throated loon has a large global population, making it the most widely distributed member of the Gaviidae (Loon or Diver) family.
These data have been produced as part of the Avian Phylogenomics Project. DNA was collected from a vouchered sample (137940) 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 1.15Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 16kb and 45kb respectively. We identified 13,454 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 13.2kb.

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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: PRJNA212895
SRA: SRP029187



Samples: Table Settings


Common Name
Scienfic Name
Sample Attributes
Taxonomic ID
Genbank Name

Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Red throated loon -TG437040Red throated loonGavia stellata 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 
Red throated loon -TG4Coding sequenceFASTA5.14 MB2014-02-07
Red throated loon -TG4Sequence assemblyFASTA339.32 MB2014-02-07
Red throated loon -TG4AnnotationGFF1.27 MB2014-02-07
Red throated loon -TG4Protein sequenceFASTA3.35 MB2014-02-07
Red throated loon -TG4Repeat sequenceUNKNOWN5.98 MB2014-02-07
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