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

Carson Holt, Michael Campbell, David A. Keays, Nathaniel Edelman, Aurélie Kapusta, Emily Maclary, Eric T. Domyan, Alexander Suh, Wesley C. Warren, Mark Yandell, M. Thomas, Michael D. Shapiro

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1391-1398
Number of pages8
JournalG3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

Keywords

  • Columba livia
  • Genome Report
  • HiRise assembly MAKER annotation
  • Rock pigeon

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