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Genom Data. 2016 Jun 23;9:58-9. doi: 10.1016/j.gdata.2016.06.008. eCollection 2016 Sep.

The draft genome sequence and annotation of the desert woodrat Neotoma lepida.

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 1 Bungtown Rd, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724, USA.
Department of Biology, University of Utah, 257 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA.
Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah, 15 North 2030 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA.
School of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut, 69 N Eagleville Rd Storrs, CT 06269, USA.


We present the de novo draft genome sequence for a vertebrate mammalian herbivore, the desert woodrat (Neotoma lepida). This species is of ecological and evolutionary interest with respect to ingestion, microbial detoxification and hepatic metabolism of toxic plant secondary compounds from the highly toxic creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) and the juniper shrub (Juniperus monosperma). The draft genome sequence and annotation have been deposited at GenBank under the accession LZPO01000000.


Desert woodrat; Draft genome; Mammalian herbivore; Microbial detoxification; Toxic plant secondary compounds

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