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

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 Red throated loon (Gavia stellata). GigaScience Database.


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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doi:10.5524/101026 IsSupplementTo doi:10.5524/101000

Accessions (data generated as part of this study):

BioProject: PRJNA212895
SRA: SRP029187


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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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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