ConSERT is privileged to work with threatened taonga (treasured) species endemic to Aotearoa New Zealand. For Māori (the Indigenous people of Aotearoa), all genomic data obtained from taonga species have whakapapa (genealogy that includes people, plants and animals, mountains, rivers and winds) and are therefore taonga in their own right. Thus, these data are tapu (sacred) and tikanga (customary practices, protocols, and ethics) determine how people interact with it. For more information, please see Collier-Robinson et al. (2019) here.
Genomic data obtained from taonga species in the manuscripts below are stored on a password protected server and will be made available to researchers on the recommendation of the kaitiaki (guardians) for the iwi (tribes) that affiliate with them.
Galla et al. (2020) “A comparison of pedigree, genetic, and genomic estimates of relatedness for informing pairing decisions in two critically-endangered birds: Implications for conservation breeding programmes worldwide” published in Evolutionary Applications and available here.
As per the Data Availability section, here you will find the assembled kākāriki karaka genome, and the resequencing VCFs for kakī and kākāriki karaka. As described above, the genomic data for taonga (treasured) species like kakī and kākāriki karaka are password protected. To discuss access to these data, please contact email@example.com.
Galla, Forsdick et al. (2019) “Reference genomes from distantly related species can be used for discovery of single nucleotide polymorphisms to inform conservation management” Genes, 10(1), 9; https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10010009
As per the Data Availability section, genome assemblies and raw reads for the pied stilt and pied avocet are available on Genbank. Here, you will find the re-assembled killdeer, the assembled kakī genome, concatenated versions of all four genomes (kakī, pied stilt, pied avocet, and killdeer), and all VCFs for GBS and resequencing as used in the manuscript. As described above, the genomic data for taonga (treasured) species like kakī are password protected. To discuss access to these data, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.