Genomic data of the White-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus).

Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on May 19, 2014

Zhang G; Li B; Li C; Gilbert MTP; Jarvis ED; The Avian Genome Consortium ; Wang J (2014): Genomic data of the White-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus). GigaScience Database.


The White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus ascensionis (Mathews, 1915)) is the smallest of three closely related seabirds in the order Phaethontiformes and can be found in the tropical Atlantic, western Pacific and Indian Oceans. For a small bird, this species can travel far across oceans when not breeding.
These data have been produced as part of the Avian Phylogenomics Project. DNA from collected from a vouchered tissue sample (135885) from the Natural History Museum of Denmark, of a female caught on Ascension Island, South Atlantic. We sequenced the genome to a depth of approximately 39X.
The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 1.16Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 18kb and 47kb respectively. We identified 14,970 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 12.7kb.

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doi:10.5524/101033 IsSupplementTo doi:10.5524/101000

Accessions (data generated as part of this study):

BioProject: PRJNA212902
SRA: SRP029342


Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
White-tailed tropicbird -13588597097White-tailed tropicbirdPhaethon lepturus Source material identifiers:Tom Gilbert
Estimated genome size:unknown size
Funding source:BGI
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
White-tailed tropicbird -135885Coding sequenceFASTA5.57 MB2014-02-07
White-tailed tropicbird -135885Sequence assemblyFASTA346.32 MB2014-02-07
White-tailed tropicbird -135885AnnotationGFF1.37 MB2014-02-07
White-tailed tropicbird -135885Protein sequenceFASTA3.63 MB2014-02-07
White-tailed tropicbird -135885Repeat sequenceUNKNOWN7.12 MB2014-02-07
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