Lumpfish is brought into the Genomic era

Researchers at Aquagen and CIGENE are pleased to make available a de novo draft genome assembly from Lumpfish (Norwegian: Rognkjeks). This fish is used extensively for controlling sea lice in salmonid aquaculture, and is itself a valuable aquaculture species.

Tim Knutsen (Aquagen/CIGENE) together with Matthew Kent and Tina Graceline Kirubakaran (both from CIGENE) were responsible for sequencing using a combination of Illumina and Nanopore technology. Combining the information from genome assembly the with data from a recently developed SNP-array will create opportunities to detect genes associated with growth, disease resistance, and appetite and thus improve the Lumpfish breeding program.




Published: 29th November 2018

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