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Functional Annotation of All Salmonid Genomes (FAASG): an international initiative supporting future salmonid research, conservation and aquaculture

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posted on 2023-05-19, 09:31 authored by Macqueen, DJ, Primmer, CR, Houston, RD, Barbara NowakBarbara Nowak, Bernatchez, L, Bergseth, S, Davidson, WS, Gallardo-Escarate, C, Goldammer, T, Guiguen, Y, Iturra, P, Kijas, JW, Koop, BF, Lien, S, Maass, A, Martin, SAM, McGinnity, P, Montecino, M, Naish, KA, Nichols, KM, Olafsson, K, Omholt, SW, Palti, Y, Plastow, GS, Rexroad, CE, Rise, ML, Ritchie, RJ, Sandve, SR, Schulte, PM, Tello, A, Vidal, R, Vik, JO, Wargelius, A, Yanez, JM
We describe an emerging initiative - the 'Functional Annotation of All Salmonid Genomes' (FAASG), which will leverage the extensive trait diversity that has evolved since a whole genome duplication event in the salmonid ancestor, to develop an integrative understanding of the functional genomic basis of phenotypic variation. The outcomes of FAASG will have diverse applications, ranging from improved understanding of genome evolution, to improving the efficiency and sustainability of aquaculture production, supporting the future of fundamental and applied research in an iconic fish lineage of major societal importance.


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BMC Genomics



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Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies


Biomed Central Ltd

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Socio-economic Objectives

Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)