Genome of the Desert Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma platyrhinos)

We are sequencing the genome of the Desert Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma platyrhinos). This species occupies one of the hottest and driest places on Earth (e.g. the Death Valley in the Mojave Desert) and was able to adjust to these extreme climates over a relatively short time period (ca. 10,000 years). This species was also capable of adjusting to quite contrasting cold climates in the Great Basin. Our goal is to search for genetic regions responsible for adaptations to extreme climates. If you are interested in collaborating or utilizing this new genome, please, contact us. 

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