Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

De novo genome assembly of the raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides).

Abstract

This paper describes the first draft genome of a raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) sampled in Germany in February 2020, which will provide a basis for deeper understanding of its phylogenetic relationships, the evolution and function of B chromosomes in mammals, give insights in the evolution of hibernation, provide markers for future studies on invasive population structures in Europe and serve as a resource for studying gene-disease associations.