Genomic data of the Northern Carmine bee-eater (Merops nubicus).

Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on May 16, 2014

Zhang G; Li B; Li C; Gilbert MTP; Jarvis ED; The Avian Genome Consortium ; Wang J (2014): Genomic data of the Northern Carmine bee-eater (Merops nubicus). GigaScience Database.


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.

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doi:10.5524/101029 IsSupplementTo doi:10.5524/101000

Accessions (data generated as part of this study):

BioProject: PRJNA212898
SRA: SRP029278


Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Northern Carmine bee-eater - TG357421Northern Carmine bee-eaterMerops nubicus Source material identifiers:Tom Gilbert
Estimated genome size:unknown size
Funding source:BGI
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Northern Carmine bee-eater - TG3Coding sequenceFASTA5.03 MB2014-02-07
Northern Carmine bee-eater - TG3Sequence assemblyFASTA314.54 MB2014-02-07
Northern Carmine bee-eater - TG3AnnotationGFF1.25 MB2014-02-07
Northern Carmine bee-eater - TG3Protein sequenceFASTA3.28 MB2014-02-07
Northern Carmine bee-eater - TG3Repeat sequenceUNKNOWN7.48 MB2014-02-07
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October 24, 2015 File Merops_nubicus.fa.gz updated