Table 5

Representation of avian species in the NCBI databases (as of June 8, 2009).

Species/Order

Nucleotide/Protein

Trace records

PubMed


Chicken (Gallus gallus)/Galliformes

927,747/35,072

18,186,087

90,868

Zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)/Passeriformes

288,655 / 17,308

15,499,360

359

Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)/Galliformes

57,934 / 560

77,154

321

Duck (Anas platyrhynchos)/Anseriformes

4,888 / 474

---

979

White-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)/Passeriformes

3,955 / 124

268,938

41

Domestic pigeon (Columba livia)/Columbiformes

2,371 / 244

---

9,669

Red-backed fairy wren (Malarus melanocephalus)/Passeriformes

2,026 / 394

---

1

Lazuli bunting (Passerina amoena)/Passeriformes

1,791 / 590

---

6

Hwamei (Garrulax canorus)/Passeriformes

1,572 / 1,340

---

1

Indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea)/Passeriformes

1,572 / 568

---

16

Gadwall (Anas strepera)/Anseriformes

1,233 / 514

---

16

California condor (Gymnogyps californianus)/Ciconiiformes*

976/4

452,496**

13

Yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava)/Passeriformes

890/91

---

5

Collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)/Passeriformes

770/287

---

56

Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae)/Sphenisciformes

671/17

---

69

European pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)/Passeriformes

667 / 295

---

86

White-winged fairy-wren (Malurus leucopterus)/Passeriformes

639 / 190

---

1

Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica)/Galliformes

634 / 487

---

4,435


*According to [55,57,58] and contrary to NCBI Taxonomy database, the New World vultures are not related to storks (Ciconiiformes).

** Includes 419,240 sequences generated with 454 technology and 33,256 entries obtained with shotgun sequencing.

Romanov et al. BMC Genomics 2009 10(Suppl 2):S10   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-S2-S10

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