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Data released on May 16, 2014

Genomic data of the Kea (Nestor notabilis).

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

The Kea (Nestor notabilis (Gould, 1856)) is known as the cheeky parrot of New Zealand and is a large bird belonging to the superfamily Strigopoidea. It inhabits the alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand and is known for its intelligence and curiosity - they can solve logical puzzles and can push and pull things in order to get food.
These data have been produced as part of the Avian Phylogenomics Project. DNA was collected from a male at the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark, of an animal tended by Mads Bertelsen, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 16kb and 37kb respectively. We identified 14,074 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 14.4kb.

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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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doi:10.5524/101031 IsSupplementTo doi:10.5524/101000

Accessions (data included in GigaDB):

BioProject: PRJNA212900
SRA: SRP029311



Samples: Table Settings


Common Name
Scienfic Name
Sample Attributes
Taxonomic ID
Genbank Name

Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Kea - TG19176057KeaKeaNestor notabilis Source material identifiers:Tom Gilbert
Estimated genome size:unknown size
Funding source:BGI
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Files: (FTP site) Table Settings


File Description
Sample ID
Data Type
File Format
Release Date
Download Link
File Attributes

File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Kea - TG19Coding sequenceFASTA5.61 MB2014-02-07
Kea - TG19Sequence assemblyFASTA313.99 MB2014-02-07
Kea - TG19AnnotationGFF1.38 MB2014-02-07
Kea - TG19Protein sequenceFASTA3.66 MB2014-02-07
Kea - TG19Repeat sequenceUNKNOWN6.77 MB2014-02-07
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