Taeniopygia guttata (zebra finch)
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Organism ImageTaeniopygia guttata (zebra finch)

A small songbird native to arid regions of Australia

Lineage: Eukaryota[8504]; Metazoa[4118]; Chordata[2041]; Craniata[2019]; Vertebrata[2019]; Euteleostomi[2002]; Archelosauria[566]; Archosauria[541]; Dinosauria[537]; Saurischia[537]; Theropoda[537]; Coelurosauria[537]; Aves[537]; Neognathae[517]; Passeriformes[226]; Passeroidea[40]; Estrildidae[4]; Estrildinae[2]; Taeniopygia[1]; Taeniopygia guttata[1]
The zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) is a small songbird that inhabits arid regions of Australia and is easily bred in captivity. The zebra finch serves as an ideal model organism for studies of neural structure and function, the effect of steroid hormones on the development of neural networks, and the impact of the products of sex-chromosome-specific genes on brain development.


Sequence data: genome assemblies: 15 (See  Genome Assembly and Annotation report)
Statistics: median total length (Mb): 1068.99
 median protein count: 20700
 median GC%: 41.8
NCBI Annotation Release:  106

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