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

Daniel J Macqueen, Craig R Primmer, Ross D Houston, Barbara F Nowak, Louis Bernatchez, Steinar Bergseth, William S Davidson, Cristian Gallardo-Escarate, Tom Goldammer, Yann Guiguen, Patricia Iturra, James W Kijas, Ben F Koop, Sigbjorn Lien, Alejandro Maass, Samuel A.M. Martin, Philip McGinnity, Martin Montecino, Kerry A Naish, Krista M NicholsKristinn Olafsson, Stig W Omholt, Yniv Palti, Graham S Plastow, Caird E Rexroa, Matthew L Rise, Rachael J Ritchie, Simen R Sandve, Patricia M Schulte, Alfredo Tello, Rodrigo Vidal, Jon Olav Vik, Anna Wargelius, Jose Manuel Yanez, The FAASG Consortium

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number484
JournalBMC Genomics
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2017

Keywords

  • salmonid fish
  • genome biology
  • functional annotation
  • comparative biology
  • standardized data and metadata
  • data sharing
  • aquaculture
  • whole genome duplication
  • evolution
  • phenotyping

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