A primary goal of the Manakin Genomics Research Coordination Network (RCN) is to facilitate new interdisciplinary research collaborations that will advance our understanding of the genomic underpinnings of evolutionary processes important in shaping the ecology, physiology, behavior and diversification of organisms.
The Manakin Genomics RCN is pleased to announce the release of five new genome assemblies that promises to meet a critical first step in accomplishing our consortium's objectives.
We have publicly released the genomes in order to facilitate research on these species. As with other consortia, we request users abide by the following data use policy (which is drawn from that of the B10K and VGP projects). Two of the genome assemblies have been formally shared with the B10K and are bound by their policies as well.
The Manakin Genomics RCN has released the raw reads, assembled genomes, transcriptome sequence data, and annotations (forthcoming) as a service to the research community. We encourage others to use these data, but hope that they will respect our right to first presentation (including journal publications, pre-prints such as in bioRxiv, public conference talks, and press releases) of a genome-wide analysis of the data we generate, including the use of genome-wide data for phylogenetic and evolutionary analysis, on behalf of ourselves as data producers, the sample providers and collaborators. Therefore, please respect the embargo on the presentation of analyses using pre-publication data that we release via the relevant archives. Exceptions to the policy are for analyses of either a single locus, or a single gene family in a species, or for use as a reference for mapping reads from independent studies.
For any queries about using the data, referencing/publishing analyses based on pre-publication data from this project please contact Chris Balakrishnan. For the full list of team members please see the RCN member bios page.
Manacus vitellinus: Golden-collared Manakin (upgraded assembly)
Lepidothrix coronata: Blue-crowned Manakin
Pipra filicauda: Wire-tailed Manakin
Corapipo altera: White-ruffed Manakin
Neopelma chrysocephalum: Saffron-crested tyrant manakin
Check out our manakin resources to learn more about these species.