Data released on May 16, 2014
The Northern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicus nubicus (Gmelin, 1788)) is part of the bee-eater family, Meropidae, and is also known as the Nubian bee-eater. It is a brightly-coloured bird and feeds primarily on bees and other flying insects, such as grasshoppers and locusts.
These data have been produced as part of the Aavian pPhylogenomiscs Pproject. DNA was collected from a female from the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark, of an animal tended by Mads Bertelsen; now vouchered (137942) in the Natural History Museum of Denmark. We sequenced the genome to a depth of approximately 37X.
The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 1.06Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 20kb and 47kb respectively. We identified 13,467 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 13kb.