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Reference Genome

The chicken reference genome GRCg6a (INSDC Assembly GCA_000002315.5) is used in the current version of Chicken2K. The sequence and annotation of GRCg6a are accessible in Ensembl and NCBI. The versions used in Chicken2K can also be downloaded from our FTP.

Items Sample Version Release date Download
DNA sequence (FASTA) Red Jungle Fowl(UCD001)#256 GRCg6a (GCA_000002315.5) March 27,2018 FTP
GRCg6a.99.chr(GTF) Red Jungle Fowl(UCD001)#256 Gallus_gallus.GRCg6a.99.chr March 27,2018 FTP

VCF files

The following list provides the links to several individual breeds. The links can be used to download the data directly. Use the search and filter function of the header to quickly find the target file.

Population Region Release date Download
France Commercial Broiler Europe Jan 1,2021 FTP
French Maran Europe Jan 1,2021 FTP
Friesian Europe Jan 1,2021 FTP
Germany Commercial Brown Layer Europe Jan 1,2021 FTP
Germany Commercial White Layer Europe Jan 1,2021 FTP
Gold Sicilian Buttercup Europe Jan 1,2021 FTP
Green Jungle Fowl Green Jungle Fowl Jan 1,2021 FTP
Grey Jungle Fowl Grey Jungle Fowl Jan 1,2021 FTP
Guangxi Black-bone chicken Southern East Asia Jan 1,2021 FTP
Guangxi Yellow chicken Southern East Asia Jan 1,2021 FTP
Gushi chicken Northern East Asia Jan 1,2021 FTP
Henan Game chicken Northern East Asia Jan 1,2021 FTP
Hetian Black chicken Northern East Asia Jan 1,2021 FTP
Hetian chicken Southern East Asia Jan 1,2021 FTP
Ho Southeast Asia Jan 1,2021 FTP
Houdan Europe Jan 1,2021 FTP
Huaibei Partridge chicken Northern East Asia Jan 1,2021 FTP
Huaixiang chicken Southern East Asia Jan 1,2021 FTP
Huanglang chicken Southern East Asia Jan 1,2021 FTP
Hubei black-silkies Southern East Asia Jan 1,2021 FTP

BAM files

The following list provides downloading links to 1,986 samples. Use the search function to sort certain individual with ID or population with population name. It is recommended to download BAM files via GSA with project number PRJCA002606.

FASTQ files

The following list provides downloading links to 1,986 samples. Use the search function to sort certain individual with ID or population with population name. It is recommended to download FASTQ files via Ensembl, NCBI, and GSA with the corresponding access numbers. Especially, some FASTQ files are accessible in ChickenSD