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Data released on May 19, 2014

Genomic data of the Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus).

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

The Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus (Bruch, 1832)) is a large bird, measuring from 160 -183 cm in length, 9–15 kg in weight and 290–351 cm in wingspan. This species breeds from southern Europe to India and China and is found in lakes, rivers, deltas and estuaries. Unlike with the Great White Pelican, The Dalmatian Pelican is not tied to lowland areas and will move and nest in suitable wetlands at a variety of elevations.
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, now vouchered (105271) at the Natural History Museum of Denmark. We sequenced the genome to a depth of approximately 34X.
The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 1.17Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 18kb and 43kb respectively. We identified 14,813 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 11.9kb.

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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: PRJNA212901
SRA: SRP029331



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Common Name
Scienfic Name
Sample Attributes
Taxonomic ID
Genbank Name

Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Dalmatian pelican -10527136300Dalmatian pelicanPelecanus crispus Source material identifiers:Tom Gilbert
Estimated genome size:unknown size
Funding source:BGI
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Dalmatian pelican -105271Coding sequenceFASTA5.35 MB2014-02-07
Dalmatian pelican -105271Sequence assemblyFASTA346.49 MB2014-02-07
Dalmatian pelican -105271AnnotationGFF1.32 MB2014-02-07
Dalmatian pelican -105271Protein sequenceFASTA3.48 MB2014-02-07
Dalmatian pelican -105271Repeat sequenceUNKNOWN7.06 MB2014-02-07
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