Sheep scab, caused by infestation with Psoroptes ovis, is highly contagious, results in intense pruritus, and represents a major welfare and economic concern. Here, we report the first draft genome assembly and gene prediction of P. ovis based on PacBio de novo sequencing. The ~63.2-Mb genome encodes 12,041 protein-coding genes. Copyright © 2018 Burgess et al.
Journal: Genome announcements