Improved genome assembly and annotation for the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)

Holt, Carson, Campbell, Michael, Keays, David A., Edelman, Nathaniel, Kapusta, Aurélie, Maclary, Emily, Domyan, Eric T., Suh, Alexander ORCID:, Warren, Wesley C., Yandell, Mark, Thomas, M. and Shapiro, Michael D. (2018) Improved genome assembly and annotation for the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 8 (5). pp. 1391-1398. ISSN 2160-1836

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The domestic rock pigeon (Columba livia) is among the most widely distributed and phenotypically diverse avian species. C. livia is broadly studied in ecology, genetics, physiology, behavior, and evolutionary biology, and has recently emerged as a model for understanding the molecular basis of anatomical diversity, the magnetic sense, and other key aspects of avian biology. Here we report an update to the C. livia genome reference assembly and gene annotation dataset. Greatly increased scaffold lengths in the updated reference assembly, along with an updated annotation set, provide improved tools for evolutionary and functional genetic studies of the pigeon, and for comparative avian genomics in general.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: We thank Dovetail Genomics for their aid in scaffolding the assembly; Julia Carleton and Anna Vickrey for technical support; and Elena Boer for comments on the manuscript. This work was supported by National Science Foundation grant DEB1149160 and National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant R01GM115996 to MDS; a fellowship from the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research to EM; NIH fellowship F32GM103077 to ETD; NSF EAGER grant IOS1561337 to MY; a European Research Council starting grant 336724 and Austrian Science Fund (FWF) grant Y726 to DAK; and European Research Council Consolidator grant 681396 to MTPG. We gratefully acknowledge research support from Boehringer Ingelheim at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, and support and resources from the Center for High Performance Computing at the University of Utah. Publisher Copyright: © 2018 Holt et al.
Uncontrolled Keywords: columba livia,genome report,hirise assembly maker annotation,rock pigeon,molecular biology,genetics,genetics(clinical) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1300/1312
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
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Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2022 13:37
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 07:57
DOI: 10.1534/g3.117.300443

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