July 7, 2019  |  

Draft genome assembly of the sheep scab mite, Psoroptes ovis.

Authors: Burgess, Stewart T G and Bartley, Kathryn and Marr, Edward J and Wright, Harry W and Weaver, Robert J and Prickett, Jessica C and Hughes, Margaret and Haldenby, Sam and Thi Le, Phuong and Rombauts, Stephane and Van Leeuwen, Thomas and Van de Peer, Yves and Nisbet, Alasdair J

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
DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00265-18
Year: 2018

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