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Agassiz’s desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) is a long-lived species native to the Mojave Desert and is listed as threatened under the US Endangered Species Act. To aid conservation efforts for

Agassiz’s desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) is a long-lived species native to the Mojave Desert and is listed as threatened under the US Endangered Species Act. To aid conservation efforts for preserving the genetic diversity of this species, we generated a whole genome reference sequence with an annotation based on deep transcriptome sequences of adult skeletal muscle, lung, brain, and blood. The draft genome assembly for G. agassizii has a scaffold N50 length of 252 kbp and a total length of 2.4 Gbp. Genome annotation reveals 20,172 protein-coding genes in the G.

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  • 2017-05-31
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177708
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      1045-3830
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      1939-1560

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    Tollis, M., Denardo, D. F., Cornelius, J. A., Dolby, G. A., Edwards, T., Henen, B. T., . . . Kusumi, K. (2017). The Agassiz’s desert tortoise genome provides a resource for the conservation of a threatened species. Plos One, 12(5). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0177708

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