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Leptinotarsa decemlineata genome assembly 1.0

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posted on 2024-02-08, 18:56 authored by Sean Schoville, Yolanda Chen, Martin Andersson, Joshua B. Benoit, Anita Bhandari, Julia Bowsher, Kristian Brevik, Kaat Cappelle, Mei-Ju Chen, Anna Childers, Christopher Childers, Olivier Christiaens, Justin Clements, Elena Elpidina, Patamarerk Engsontia, Markus Friedrich, Inmaculada García-Robles, Chandan Goswami, Alessandro Grapputo, Kristina Gruden, Marcin Grynberg, Bernard Henrissat, Emily C. Jennings, Jeffery W. Jones, Megha Kalsi, Sher Khan, Abhishek Kumar, Fei Li, Vincent Lombard, Xingzhou Ma, Alexander Martynov, Nicholas Miller, Robert F. Mitchell, Monica Munoz-Torres, Anna Muszewska, Brenda Oppert, Subba R. Palli, Kristen A. Panfilio, Yannick Pauchet, Lindsey Perkin, Marko Petek, Monica Poelchau, Eric Record, Joseph P. Rinehart, Hugh M. Robertson, Andrew J. Rosendale, Victor-Manuel Ruiz-Arroyo, Guy Smagghe, Zsofia Szendrei, Elise M. Szuter, Gregg Thomas, Alex Torson, Iris M. Vargas Jentzsch, Matthew Weirauch, Ashley Yates, George D. Yocum, June-Sun Yoon, Stephen Richards

The Baylor College of Medicine recently sequenced and annotated the Leptinotarsa decemlineata genome as part of the i5k pilot project. This dataset presents the Leptinotarsa decemlineata genome v1.0. This assembly version is the pre-release version, prior to filtering and quality control by the National Center for Biotechnology Information's GenBank resource. Assembly method details will be available in a forthcoming publication.

The Colorado potato beetle is considered the economically most significant defoliator of potato in northern latitudes worldwide. The range of this insect is continuing to expand, and it is likely to eventually colonize all potato-producing areas with temperate climate. Within it's native habitat, the beetle feeds on native solanaceous plants, S. angustifolium, S. elaeagnifolium, and buffalo bur, S. rostratum. However, it has adapted to potatoes and other solanaceous crops after its range expansion.

Due to the lack of any natural enemies that have been able to evolve seasonal adaptations, the cornerstone of Colorado potato beetle management has been the use of insecticides. However, the beetle has shown a remarkable ability to develop resistance to most insecticides used for its control. The mechanism(s) of insecticide resistance is yet unknown and genomic sequencing will lead to major advances in managing this pest in commercial plant production.

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Resources in this dataset:

  • Resource Title: Leptinotarsa decemlineata genome assembly v1.0 fasta and agp files for contigs and scaffolds.

    File Name: Ldec_genome_assembly_v1.0.tar.gz

    Resource Description:

    The attached tar.gz archive (Ldec_genome_assembly_v1.0.tar.gz ) contains the following files:

    Ldec.contigs.10062013.fa. This file contains the sequence information of the contigs of the Leptinotarsa decemlineata 1.0 assembly.

    Ldec.genome.10062013.fa. This file contains the sequence information of the scaffolds of the Leptinotarsa decemlineata 1.0 assembly.

    Ldec.genome.10062013.agp. This file contains information linking the contigs and scaffolds for this assembly. A description of the agp format is available here:


Data contact name

Schoville, Sean

Data contact email


Ag Data Commons


  • Not specified

Geographic location - description

Long Island

ISO Topic Category

  • biota

Ag Data Commons Group

  • Insects - i5K

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

genome assembly; Leptinotarsa decemlineata; genome; data collection; National Center for Biotechnology Information; potatoes; insects; Coleoptera; crops; natural enemies; acetic acid; insecticide resistance; sequence analysis; pests

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:18 - Agricultural Research Service

OMB Program Code

  • 005:040 - National Research

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

Schoville, Sean, et al. (2017). Leptinotarsa decemlineata genome assembly 1.0. .

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