Genomic data of the Kea (Nestor notabilis).

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 Kea (Nestor notabilis). GigaScience Database.


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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doi:10.5524/101031 IsSupplementTo doi:10.5524/101000

Accessions (data generated as part of this study):

BioProject: PRJNA212900
SRA: SRP029311


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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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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