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Supplemental Material for Salter et al., 2019

posted on 2019-10-14, 16:33 authored by Jessie F. Salter, Oscar Johnson, Norman J. Stafford, William F. Herrin, Darren Schilling, Cody Cedotal, Robb T. Brumfield, Brant C. Faircloth
Northern bobwhites (Colinus virginianus) are small quails in the New World Quail family (Odontophoridae) and are one of the most phenotypically diverse avian species. Despite extensive research on bobwhite ecology, genomic studies investigating the evolution of phenotypic diversity in this species are lacking. Here, we present a new, highly contiguous assembly for bobwhites using tissue samples from a vouchered, wild, female bird collected in Louisiana. Using Dovetail Data set contains BUSCO and QUAST results.

Chicago and HiC libraries with the HiRise assembly pipeline, we produced an 866.8 Mbp assembly including 1,512 scaffolds with a contig N50 of 66.8 Mbp, a scaffold L50 of four, and a BUSCO completeness score of 90.8%. This new assembly greatly improves scaffold lengths and contiguity compared to an existing draft bobwhite genome and provides an important tool for future studies of evolutionary and functional genomics in bobwhites.


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A Highly Contiguous Reference Genome for Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus)

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