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Research Project: Genomics of Livestock Pests

Location: Livestock Arthropod Pests Research

Title: The testes transcriptome derived from the New World Screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax SRA

Author
item Bendele, Kylie
item Guerrero, Felicito - Felix
item Cameron, Conner - National Center For Genome Resources

Submitted to: National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/27/2016
Publication Date: 12/15/2016
Citation: Bendele, K.G., Guerrero, F., Cameron, C. 2016. The testes transcriptome derived from the New World Screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax SRA. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. These sequences have been deposited at DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank under the accession SRP076734.

Interpretive Summary: The New World screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax, was a devastating pest of livestock and other animals, including humans, throughout the US, Mexico and Central America. The female fly deposits its eggs at a wound site and the larval stage feeds on living tissue. During periods of heavy fly infestation and oviposition, death of the affected animal will often follow without human intervention. In the 1950s, annual losses to the US livestock industry topped $120 million. Although eradicated from North America, the screwworm still is a pest in South America and the Caribbean. Reinfestation of North America is prevented by a sterile male release program conducted in Panama. In a collaboration with National Center for Genome Resources researchers, we sequenced and assembled the testes transcriptome derived from the Pacora, Panama production plant J06 strain of the New World Screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax. This sequencing project produced 72,750,822 raw reads and this Short Read Archive project has been deposited at DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank under the accession SRP076734. The BioProject and BioSample IDs are PRJNA324578 and SAMN05213682, respectively. USDA is an equal opportunity employer.

Technical Abstract: In a collaboration with National Center for Genome Resources researchers, we sequenced and assembled the testes transcriptome derived from the Pacora, Panama, production plant strain J06 of the New World Screwworm, Cochliomyia hominivorax. This sequencing project produced 72,750,822 raw reads and this Short Read Archive project has been deposited at DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank under the accession SRP076734. The BioProject and BioSample IDs are PRJNA324578 and SAMN05213682, respectively.