Location: Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture ResearchTitle: Functional Analysis of All Salmonid Genomes (FAASG): an international initiative supporting future salmonid research, conservation and aquaculture
|Macqueen, Daniel - University Of Aberdeen|
|Primmer, Craig - University Of Turku|
|Houston, Ross - University Of Edinburgh|
|Nowak, Barbara - University Of Tasmania|
Submitted to: BMC Genomics
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/20/2017
Publication Date: 6/27/2017
Citation: Macqueen, D.J., Primmer, C.R., Houston, R.D., Nowak, B.F., Bernatchez, L., Bergseth, S., Davidson, W.S., Gallardo-Escárate, C., Goldammer, T., Guiguen, Y., Iturra, P., Kijas, J.W., Koop, B.F., Lien, S., Maass, A., Martin, S.a.M., Mcginnity, P., Montecino, M., Naish, K.A., Nichols, K.M., Ólafsson, K., Omholt, S.W., Palti, Y., Plastow, G.S., Rexroad, C.E., Rise, M.L., Ritchie, R.J., Sandve, S.R., Schulte, P.M., Tello, A., Vidal, R., Vik, J.O., Wargelius, A. & Yáñez, J.M. 2017. Functional Analysis of All Salmonid Genomes (FAASG): an international initiative supporting future salmonid research, conservation and aquaculture. BMC Genomics. 18: 484.
Technical Abstract: We describe an emerging initiative - the 'Functional Analysis 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 at multiple omic levels. The outcomes of FAASG will have diverse applications, ranging from a better understanding of genome evolution, through 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.