This directory contains the Jul. 2008 assembly of the zebra finch genome
(taeGut1, WUSTL v3.2.4), as well as repeat annotations and GenBank sequences.
This assembly was produced by the Genome Sequencing Center at the Washington
University in St. Louis (WUSTL) School of Medicine. For more information on
the zebra finch genome, see the project website:
Files included in this directory:
taeGut1.2bit - contains the complete zebra finch/taeGut1 genome sequence
in the 2bit file format. Repeats from RepeatMasker and Tandem Repeats
Finder (with period of 12 or less) are shown in lower case; non-repeating
sequence is shown in upper case. The utility program, twoBitToFa (available
from the kent src tree), can be used to extract .fa file(s) from
this file. A pre-compiled version of the command line tool can be
chromAgp.tar.gz - Description of how the assembly was generated from
fragments, unpacking to one file per chromosome.
chromFa.tar.gz - The assembly sequence in one file per chromosome.
Repeats from WindowMasker are shown in lower case; non-repeating sequence is
shown in upper case.
chromFaMasked.tar.gz - The assembly sequence in one file per chromosome.
Repeats are masked by capital Ns; non-repeating sequence is shown in
chromTrf.tar.gz - Tandem Repeats Finder locations, filtered to keep repeats
with period less than or equal to 12, and translated into UCSC's BED
format (one file per chromosome).
est.fa.gz - Zebra finch ESTs in GenBank. This sequence data is updated once a
week via automatic GenBank updates.
taeGut1.quals.fa.gz - quality scores in fasta file format
md5sum.txt - checksums of files in this directory
mrna.fa.gz - Zebra finch mRNA from GenBank. This sequence data is updated
once a week via automatic GenBank updates.
refMrna.fa.gz - RefSeq mRNA from the same species as the genome.
This sequence data is updated once a week via automatic GenBank
upstream1000.fa.gz - Sequences 1000 bases upstream of annotated
transcription starts for RefSeq genes with annotated 5' UTRs.
This file is updated weekly so it could be slightly out
of sync with the RefSeq data which is updated daily for most
upstream2000.fa.gz - Same as upstream1000, but 2000 bases.
upstream5000.fa.gz - Same as upstream1000, but 5000 bases.
xenoMrna.fa.gz - GenBank mRNAs from species other than that of
the genome. This sequence data is updated once a week via automatic
taeGut1.chrom.sizes - Two-column tab-separated text file containing assembly
sequence names and sizes.
If you plan to download a large file or multiple files from this
directory, we recommend that you use ftp rather than downloading the
files via our website. To do so, ftp to hgdownload.cse.ucsc.edu
[username: anonymous, password: your email address], then cd to the
directory goldenPath/taeGut1/bigZips. To download multiple files, use
the "mget" command:
mget <filename1> <filename2> ...
- or -
mget -a (to download all the files in the directory)
Alternate methods to ftp access.
Using an rsync command to download the entire directory:
rsync -avzP rsync://hgdownload.cse.ucsc.edu/goldenPath/taeGut1/bigZips/ .
For a single file, e.g. chromFa.tar.gz
Or with wget, all files:
With wget, a single file:
To unpack the *.tar.gz files:
tar xvzf <file>.tar.gz
To uncompress the fa.gz files:
The Zebra finch sequence is made freely available to the community by the
Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University School of Medicine, with
the following understanding:
1. The data may be freely downloaded, used in analyses, and repackaged in
2. Users are free to use the data in scientific papers analyzing these data
if the providers of these data are properly acknowledged. See
http://genome.wustl.edu/data.cgi for credit information.
3. The centers producing the data reserve the right to publish the initial
large-scale analyses of the data set, including large-scale identification
of regions of evolutionary conservation and large-scale genomic assembly.
Large-scale refers to regions with size on the order of a chromosome.
4. This is in accordance with, and with the understandings in the Fort
Lauderdale meeting discussing Community Resource Projects (see
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/doc_wtd003208.html) and the resulting
NHGRI policy statement (http://www.genome.gov/page.cfm?pageID=10506537).
5. Any redistribution of the data should carry this notice.
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