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Medium ground-finch assembly and gene annotation

Assembly

The GeoFor_1.0 assembly was submitted by Beijing Genomics Institute on July 2012. The assembly is on scaffold level, consisting of 95,828 contigs assembled into 27,239 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 30,521 while the scaffold N50 is 5,255,844.

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

AssemblyGeoFor_1.0, INSDC Assembly GCA_000277835.1, Jul 2012
Base Pairs1,065,292,181
Golden Path Length1,065,292,181
Annotation providerEnsembl
Annotation methodFull genebuild
Genebuild startedNov 2019
Genebuild releasedApr 2020
Genebuild last updated/patchedDec 2019
Database version100.1

Gene counts

Coding genes14,187
Non coding genes556
Small non coding genes351
Long non coding genes202
Misc non coding genes3
Pseudogenes107
Gene transcripts23,200

Other

Genscan gene predictions37,224

About this species

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