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Budgerigar assembly and gene annotation

Assembly

The Melopsittacus_undulatus_6.3 assembly was submitted by The Genome Institute, Washington University at St. Louis on January 2012. The assembly is on scaffold level, consisting of 70,863 contigs assembled into 25,212 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 55,633 while the scaffold N50 is 10,614,383.

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

AssemblyMelopsittacus_undulatus_6.3, INSDC Assembly GCA_000238935.1, Jan 2012
Base Pairs1,117,373,619
Golden Path Length1,117,373,619
Annotation providerEnsembl
Annotation methodFull genebuild
Genebuild startedOct 2018
Genebuild releasedApr 2019
Genebuild last updated/patchedDec 2018
Database version100.63

Gene counts

Coding genes14,568
Non coding genes2,290
Small non coding genes489
Long non coding genes1,652
Misc non coding genes149
Pseudogenes87
Gene transcripts25,737

Other

Genscan gene predictions38,136

About this species

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