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-Escárate, Tom Goldammer, Yann Guiguen, Patricia Iturra, James W. Kijas, Ben F. Koop, Sigbjørn Lien, Alejandro Maass, Samuel A.M. Martin, Philip McGinnity, Martin Montecino, Kerry A. Naish, Krista M. NicholsKristinn Ólafsson, Stig W. Omholt, Yniv Palti, Graham S. Plastow, Caird E. Rexroad, Matthew L. Rise, Rachael J. Ritchie, Simen R. Sandve, Patricia M. Schulte, Alfredo Tello, Rodrigo Vidal, Jon Olav Vik, Anna Wargelius, José Manuel Yáñez, 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
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Aquaculture
  • Comparative biology
  • Data sharing
  • Evolution
  • Functional annotation
  • Genome biology
  • Phenotyping
  • Salmonid fish
  • Standardized data and metadata
  • Whole genome duplication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics

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    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., ... The FAASG Consortium (2017). Functional Annotation of All Salmonid Genomes (FAASG): An international initiative supporting future salmonid research, conservation and aquaculture. BMC Genomics, 18(1), [484]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-017-3862-8