Genomic data from the domestic pigeon (Columba livia)

C Li, G Zhang, T Gilbert & T Wang
The domestic pigeon (Columba livia domestica) is one of the most common birds on planet Earth, located on every continent besides Antarctica. The sub-species sequenced was a breed known as the Danish Tumbler, a show pigeon with a distinct color markings. The domestic pigeon genome sequence provides a better understanding of such a widespread creature, including certain mechanisms that scientists still fail to understand fully, such as the magnetosensitivity. The sequencing data also presents insight...