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Great spotted kiwi assembly and gene annotation

Assembly

The aptHaa1 assembly was submitted by Harvard University on July 2018. The assembly is on scaffold level, consisting of 25,437 contigs assembled into 4,183 scaffolds. The N50 size is the length such that 50% of the assembled genome lies in blocks of the N50 size or longer. The N50 length for the contigs is 120,127 while the scaffold N50 is 1,371,329.

Gene annotation

The gene annotation process was carried out using a combination of protein-to-genome alignments, annotation mapping from a suitable reference species and RNA-seq alignments (where RNA-seq data with appropriate meta data were publicly available). For each candidate gene region, a selection process was applied to choose the most appropriate set of transcripts based on evolutionary distance, experimental evidence for the source data and quality of the alignments.
Small ncRNAs were obtained using a combination of BLAST and Infernal/RNAfold.
Pseudogenes were calculated by looking at genes with a large percentage of non-biological introns (introns of <10bp), where the gene was covered in repeats, or where the gene was single exon and evidence of a functional multi-exon paralog was found elsewhere in the genome.
lincRNAs were generated via RNA-seq data where no evidence of protein homology or protein domains could be found in the transcript.

In accordance with the Fort Lauderdale Agreement, please check the publication status of the genome/assembly before publishing any genome-wide analyses using these data.

More information

General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.

Statistics

Summary

AssemblyaptHaa1, INSDC Assembly GCA_003342985.1, Jul 2018
Base Pairs1,221,441,152
Golden Path Length1,221,441,152
Annotation providerEnsembl
Annotation methodFull genebuild
Genebuild startedDec 2018
Genebuild releasedApr 2019
Genebuild last updated/patchedDec 2018
Database version100.1

Gene counts

Coding genes16,674
Non coding genes2,537
Small non coding genes465
Long non coding genes1,920
Misc non coding genes152
Pseudogenes50
Gene transcripts30,683

Other

Genscan gene predictions45,731

About this species

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