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Dark-eyed junco assembly and gene annotation

Assembly

The ASM382977v1 assembly was submitted by National Museum of Natural Sciences on November 2018. The assembly is on scaffold level, consisting of 48,637 contigs assembled into 4,457 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 80,164 while the scaffold N50 is 71,317,294.

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

AssemblyASM382977v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_003829775.1, Nov 2018
Base Pairs958,315,288
Golden Path Length958,315,288
Annotation providerEnsembl
Annotation methodFull genebuild
Genebuild startedDec 2018
Genebuild releasedApr 2019
Genebuild last updated/patchedDec 2018
Database version100.1

Gene counts

Coding genes14,551
Non coding genes2,861
Small non coding genes373
Long non coding genes2,386
Misc non coding genes102
Pseudogenes65
Gene transcripts28,279

Other

Genscan gene predictions35,134

About this species

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