Location: Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit
Project Number: 6066-31000-009-09-R
Project Type: Reimbursable
Start Date: Jul 1, 2010
End Date: Sep 30, 2012
The objective of this research is the production of a draft genome sequence assembly for channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus.
The investigators and collaborators will utilize second generation DNA sequencing technology to produce sufficient amounts of DNA sequence from a homozygous catfish to permit efficient reassembly to recapitulate the original genome sequence. Existing sequence resources will be used to annotate and validate the assembly. The raw data and assembled genome will be placed in public databases.