Genomic data of the White tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla).

Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on May 15, 2014

Zhang G; Li B; Li C; Gilbert MTP; Jarvis ED; The Avian Genome Consortium ; Wang J (2014): Genomic data of the White tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). GigaScience Database.


The White tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla groenlandicus (Brehm, 1831)) is one of the largest birds of prey belonging to the Accipitridae family and is considered a close cousin of the Bald Eagle. The White-tailed eagle is a large bird with a wingspan that measures 1.78–2.45 m, and is an apex predator, meaning it is a predator with no predators of its own.
These data have been produced as part of the Avian Phylogenomics Project. DNA was collected from a vouchered sample (137926) of Natural History Museum of Denmark from a male caught in Greenland. We sequenced the genome to a depth of approximately 26X.
The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 1.14Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 20kb and 56kb respectively. We identified 13,831 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 14.2kb.

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doi:10.5524/101027 IsSupplementTo doi:10.5524/101000

Accessions (data generated as part of this study):

BioProject: PRJNA212896
SRA: SRP029203


Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
White tailed eagle -1379268969White tailed eagleWhite tailed eagleHaliaeetus albicilla Source material identifiers:Tom Gilbert
Estimated genome size:unknown size
Funding source:BGI
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
White tailed eagle -137926Coding sequenceFASTA5.31 MB2014-02-07
White tailed eagle -137926Sequence assemblyFASTA338.91 MB2014-02-07
White tailed eagle -137926AnnotationGFF1.32 MB2014-02-07
White tailed eagle -137926Protein sequenceFASTA3.46 MB2014-02-07
White tailed eagle -137926Repeat sequenceUNKNOWN5.39 MB2014-02-07
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