Journal article

The Pacific Biosciences de novo assembled genome dataset from a parthenogenetic New Zealand wild population of the longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis Neumann, 1901.

Felix D Guerrero, Kylie G Bendele, Noushin Ghaffari, Joseph Guhlin, Kristene R Gedye, Kevin E Lawrence, Peter K Dearden, Thomas WR Harrop, Allen CG Heath, Yanni Lun, Richard P Metz, Pete Teel, Adalberto Perez de Leon, Patrick J Biggs, William E Pomroy, Charles D Johnson, Philip D Blood, Stanley E Bellgard, Daniel M Tompkins

Data Brief | Published : 2019


The longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, feeds upon a wide range of bird and mammalian hosts. Mammalian hosts include cattle, deer, sheep, goats, humans, and horses. This tick is known to transmit a number of pathogens causing tick-borne diseases, and was the vector of a recent serious outbreak of oriental theileriosis in New Zealand. A New Zealand-USA consortium was established to sequence, assemble, and annotate the genome of this tick, using ticks obtained from New Zealand's North Island. In New Zealand, the tick is considered exclusively parthenogenetic and this trait was deemed useful for genome assembly. Very high molecular weight genomic DNA was sequenced on the Illumina HiSeq4..

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