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Draft Genome Assembly of the Sheep Scab Mite, Psoroptes ovis

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

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.

Accession number(s).This whole-genome shotgun project has been deposited at DDBJ/ENA/GenBank under the accession number PQWQ00000000. The version described in this paper is the first version, PQWQ01000000.

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