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Gouldian finch assembly and gene annotation

Assembly

The GouldianFinch assembly was submitted by CIBIO/InBIO Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources on October 2018. The assembly is on scaffold level, consisting of 39,605 contigs assembled into 18,372 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 137,954 while the scaffold N50 is 17,126,938.

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

AssemblyGouldianFinch, INSDC Assembly GCA_003676055.1, Oct 2018
Base Pairs1,070,785,140
Golden Path Length1,070,785,140
Annotation providerEnsembl
Annotation methodFull genebuild
Genebuild startedFeb 2019
Genebuild releasedSep 2019
Genebuild last updated/patchedSep 2019
Database version100.1

Gene counts

Coding genes16,361
Non coding genes3,121
Small non coding genes424
Long non coding genes2,694
Misc non coding genes3
Pseudogenes141
Gene transcripts27,663

Other

Genscan gene predictions45,969

About this species

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