Genomic data of the Barn owl (Tyto alba).

Dataset type: Genomic
Data released on May 22, 2014

Zhang G; Li B; Li C; Gilbert MTP; Jarvis ED; The Avian Genome Consortium ; Wang J (2014): Genomic data of the Barn owl (Tyto alba). GigaScience Database.


The Barn Owl (Tyto alba guttata (Brehm, 1831)) is the most widespread bird of its kind found almost anywhere in the world except in polar and desert regions, and is also referred to as the Common Barn Owl. Contrary to other owls, the Barn Owl does not hoot but produces an ear-shattering scream-like sound.
These data have been produced as part of the Avian Phylogenomics Project . DNA was collected from a female breed in the laboratory of Eric Knudsen at Stanford, USA (tissue sample provided by Alex Goddard). We sequenced the 1.6Gb genome to a depth of approximately 27X.
The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 1.14G, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 13K and 51K respectively. We identified 13613 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 13.8kb.

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doi:10.5524/101039 IsSupplementTo doi:10.5524/101000

Accessions (data generated as part of this study):

BioProject: PRJNA212909
SRA: SRP029349


Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Barn owl -O256313Barn owlBarn owlTyto alba Source material identifiers:Erich Jarvis
Estimated genome size:1.6
Funding source:BGI
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Barn owl -O2Coding sequenceFASTA5.16 MB2014-02-07
Barn owl -O2Sequence assemblyFASTA336.34 MB2014-02-07
Barn owl -O2AnnotationGFF1.28 MB2014-02-07
Barn owl -O2Protein sequenceFASTA3.36 MB2014-02-07
Barn owl -O2Repeat sequenceUNKNOWN5.67 MB2014-02-07
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October 12, 2015 File Tyto_alba.fa.gz updated