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Data released on May 15, 2014

Genomic data of the Cuckoo roller (Leptosomus discolor).

Gilbert, M, P; Jarvis, E, D; Li, B; Li, C; The Avian Genome Consortium, ; Wang, J; Zhang, G (2014): Genomic data of the Cuckoo roller (Leptosomus discolor). GigaScience Database. RIS BibTeX Text

The Cuckoo Roller (Leptosomus discolor discolor (Hermann, 1783)) is the sole bird of the order Leptosomiformes within the superorder Coraciimorphae - that includes kingfishers, rollers and bee-eaters. It is a medium-large bird that inhabits forests and woodlands in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands.
These data have been produced as part of the Avian Phylogenomics Project. DNA was collected from a female at Weltvogelpark, in Walsrode, Germany, of a male tended to by Andreas Frei of the Zoo. We sequenced the genome to a depth of approximately 32X.
The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 1.15Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 19kb and 61kb respectively. We identified 14,831 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 13.9kb.

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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: PRJNA212897
SRA: SRP029206



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Common Name
Scienfic Name
Sample Attributes
Taxonomic ID
Genbank Name

Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Cuckoo roller -CFM2188344Cuckoo rollerLeptosomus discolor Source material identifiers:Tom Gilbert
Estimated genome size:unknown size
Funding source:BGI
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Cuckoo roller -CFM2Coding sequenceFASTA5.6 MB2014-02-07
Cuckoo roller -CFM2Sequence assemblyFASTA341.62 MB2014-02-07
Cuckoo roller -CFM2AnnotationGFF1.38 MB2014-02-07
Cuckoo roller -CFM2Protein sequenceFASTA3.65 MB2014-02-07
Cuckoo roller -CFM2Repeat sequenceUNKNOWN6.29 MB2014-02-07
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