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Popular scientific publications 2019


  1. Jin, Y., Olsen, R. E., Østensen, M.-A., Gillard, G. B., Li, K., Harvey, T. N., Santi, N., Vadstein, O., Vik, J. O., Sandve, S. R., and Olsen, Y. (2019) Transcriptional regulation of lipid metabolism when salmon fry switches from endogenous to exogenous feeding. Aquaculture. doi: 1016/j.aquaculture.2018.12.089
  2. Danzmann, R. G., Norman, J. D., Rondeau, E. B., Messmer, A. M., Kent, M. P., Lien, S., Igboeli, O., Fast, M. D., and Koop, B. F. (2018) A genetic linkage map for the salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis): evidence for high male:female and inter-familial recombination rate differences. Molecular genetics and genomics : MGG doi: 10.1007/s00438-018-1513-7
  3. Gao, G., Nome, T., Pearse, D. E., Moen, T., Naish, K. A., Thorgaard, G. H., Lien, S., and Palti, Y. (2018) A New Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Database for Rainbow Trout Generated Through Whole Genome Resequencing. Frontiers in Genetics 9. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2018.00147
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  5. Grindflek, E. A.-O. h. o. o., Hansen, M. H. S., Lien, S., and van Son, M. (2018) Genome-wide association study reveals a QTL and strong candidate genes for umbilical hernia in pigs on SSC14. BMC Genomics 19 doi: 10.1186/s12864-018-4812-9
  6. Hillestad, B., Woolliams, J. A., Boison, S. A., Grove, H., Meuwissen, T., Våge, D. I., and Klemetsdal, G. (2018) Detection of runs of homozygosity in Norwegian Red: Density, criteria and genotyping quality control. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section A — Animal Science 67, 107-116 doi: 10.1080/09064702.2018.1501088
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  8. Jeffery, N. W., Wringe, B. F., McBride, M. C., Hamilton, L. C., Stanley, R. R. E., Bernatchez, L., Kent, M., Clément, M., Gilbey, J., Sheehan, T. F., Bentzen, P., and Bradbury, I. R. (2018) Range-wide regional assignment of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) using genome wide single-nucleotide polymorphisms. Fisheries Research 206, 163-175. doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2018.05.017
  9. Jin, Y., Olsen, R. E., Gillard, G. B., Ostensen, M. A., Korsvoll, S. A., Santi, N., Vik, J. O., Sandve, S. R., and Olsen, Y. (2018) A systemic study of lipid metabolism regulation in salmon fingerlings and early juveniles fed plant oil. Br J Nutr 120, 653-664. doi: 10.1017/S0007114518001885
  10. Jin, Y., Olsen, R. E., Østensen, M.-A., Gillard, G. B., Korsvoll, S. A., Santi, N., Gjuvsland, A. B., Vik, J. O., Torgersen, J. S., Sandve, S. R., and Olsen, Y. (2018) Transcriptional development of phospholipid and lipoprotein metabolism in different intestinal regions of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fry. BMC Genomics 19, 253. doi: 10.1186/s12864-018-4651-8
  11. Joshi, R., Arnyasi, M., Lien, S., Gjoen, H. M., Alvarez, A. T., and Kent, M. (2018) Development and Validation of 58K SNP-Array and High-Density Linkage Map in Nile Tilapia (O. niloticus). Front Genet 9, 472. Doi: 10.3389/fgene.2018.00472
  12. Kijas, J., McWilliam, S., Naval Sanchez, M., Kube, P., King, H., Evans, B., Nome, T. A.-O. h. o. o. X., Lien, S., and Verbyla, K. (2018) Evolution of Sex Determination Loci in Atlantic Salmon. Scientific Reports 8. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-23984-1
  13. Knutsen, T. M., Olsen, H. G., Tafintseva, V., Svendsen, M., Kohler, A., Kent, M. P., and Lien, S. (2018) Unravelling genetic variation underlying de novo-synthesis of bovine milk fatty acids. Scientific Reports 8, 2179. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-20476-0
  14. Lin, Y. C., Wang, J., Delhomme, N., Schiffthaler, B., Sundstrom, G., Zuccolo, A., Nystedt, B., Hvidsten, T. R., de la Torre, A., Cossu, R. M., Hoeppner, M. P., Lantz, H., Scofield, D. G., Zamani, N., Johansson, A., Mannapperuma, C., Robinson, K. M., Mahler, N., Leitch, I. J., Pellicer, J., Park, E. J., Van Montagu, M., Van de Peer, Y., Grabherr, M., Jansson, S., Ingvarsson, P. K., and Street, N. R. (2018) Functional and evolutionary genomic inferences in Populus through genome and population sequencing of American and European aspen. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115, E10970-e10978. doi: 1073/pnas.1801437115
  15. Lundregan, S. L., Hagen, I. J., Gohli, J., Niskanen, A. K., Kemppainen, P., Ringsby, T. H., Kvalnes, T., Pärn, H., Rønning, B., Holand, H., Ranke, P. S., Båtnes, A. S., Selvik, L.-K., Lien, S., Sæther, B.-E., Husby, A., and Jensen, H. (2018) Inferences of genetic architecture of bill morphology in house sparrow using a high-density SNP array point to a polygenic basis. Molecular Ecology 27, 3498-3514. doi: 10.1111/mec.14811
  16. Messmer, A. M., Leong, J. S., Rondeau, E. B., Mueller, A., Despins, C. A., Minkley, D. R., Kent, M. P., Lien, S., Boyce, B., Morrison, D., Fast, M. D., Norman, J. D., Danzmann, R. G., and Koop, B. F. (2018) A 200K SNP chip reveals a novel Pacific salmon louse genotype linked to differential efficacy of emamectin benzoate. LID – S1874-7787(17)30254-4 [pii] LID – 10.1016/j.margen.2018.03.005 [doi]. Marine Genomics. Doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2018.03.005
  17. Rudi, K., Angell, I. L., Pope, P. B., Vik, J. O., Sandve, S. R., and Snipen, L.-G. (2018) Stable Core Gut Microbiota across the Freshwater-to-Saltwater Transition for Farmed Atlantic Salmon. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 84, e01974-01917. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01974-17
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Popular scientific publications 2018:

  1. Joshi, R. and Kent, M. (2018). New resources could improve breeding programs of this important aquaculture species. ScienceNordic
  2. Tørresen, O.J., Skrede I., Sandve S. R., Jentoft S., Jakobsen K. S., Borge O. J. Gendykk i norsk natur gir ny kunnskap.


  1. Andersson, A., Jansson, E., Wennerström, L., Chiriboga, F., Arnyasi, M., Kent, M. P., Ryman, N., and Laikre, L. (2017) Complex genetic diversity patterns of cryptic, sympatric brown trout (Salmo trutta) populations in tiny mountain lakes. Conservation Genetics 18, 1213-1227. doi: 10.1007/s10592-017-0972-4
  2. Elgvin, T. O., Trier, C. N., Tørresen, O. K., Hagen, I. J., Lien, S., Nederbragt, A. J., Ravinet, M., Jensen, H., and Sætre, G.-P. (2017) The genomic mosaicism of hybrid speciation. Science Advances 3. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1602996
  3. Kemppainen, P., Rønning, B., Kvalnes, T., Hagen, I. J., Ringsby, T. H., Billing, A. M., Pärn, H., Lien, S., Husby, A., Sæther, B.-E., and Jensen, H. (2017) Controlling for P-value inflation in allele frequency change in experimental evolution and artificial selection experiments. Molecular Ecology Resources 17, 770-782. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12631
  4. Ketto, I. A., Knutsen, T. M., Øyaas, J., Heringstad, B., Ådnøy, T., Devold, T. G., and Skeie, S. B. (2017) Effects of milk protein polymorphism and composition, casein micelle size and salt distribution on the milk coagulation properties in Norwegian Red cattle. International Dairy Journal 70, 55-64. doi: 10.1016/j.idairyj.2016.10.010
  5. Linløkken, A. N., Haugen, T. O., Kent, M. P., and Lien, S. (2017) Genetic differences between wild and hatchery-bred brown trout (Salmo trutta L.) in single nucleotide polymorphisms linked to selective traits. Ecology and Evolution 7, 4963-4972. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3070
  6. Liu, L., Ang, K. P., Elliott, J. A. K., Kent, M. P., Lien, S., MacDonald, D., and Boulding, E. G. (2017) A genome scan for selection signatures comparing farmed Atlantic salmon with two wild populations: Testing colocalization among outlier markers, candidate genes, and quantitative trait loci for production traits. Evolutionary Applications 10, 276-296. doi: 10.1111/eva.12450
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  8. Mähler, N., Wang, J., Terebieniec, B. K., Ingvarsson, P. K., Street, N. R., and Hvidsten, T. R. (2017) Gene co-expression network connectivity is an important determinant of selective constraint. PLoS Genetics 13, e1006402. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006402
  9. Olsen, H., Knutsen, T. M., Kohler, A., Svendsen, M., Gidskehaug, L., Grove, H., Nome, T., Sodeland, M., Sundsaasen, K., Kent, M., Martens, H., and Lien, S. (2017) Genome-wide association mapping for milk fat composition and fine mapping of a QTL for de novo synthesis of milk fatty acids on bovine chromosome 13 Genetics Selection Evolution. Vol. 49. doi: 10.1186/s12711-017-0294-5
  10. Pedersen, S., Liu, L., Glebe, B., Leadbeater, S., Lien, S., and Boulding, E. G. (2017) Mapping of quantitative trait loci associated with size, shape, and parr mark traits using first- and second-generation backcrosses between European and North American Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Genome 61, 33-42. doi: 10.1139/gen-2017-0026
  11. Robertson, F. M., Gundappa, M. K., Grammes, F., Hvidsten, T. R., Redmond, A. K., Lien, S., Martin, S. A. M., Holland, P. W. H., Sandve, S. R., and Macqueen, D. J. (2017) Lineage-specific rediploidization is a mechanism to explain time-lags between genome duplication and evolutionary diversification. Genome Biology 18, 111. doi: 10.1186/s13059-017-1241-z
  12. Samy, J. K. A., Mulugeta, T. D., Nome, T., Sandve, S. R., Grammes, F., Kent, M. P., Lien, S., and Våge, D. I. (2017) SalmoBase: an integrated molecular data resource for Salmonid species. BMC Genomics 18, 482. doi: 10.1186/s12864-017-3877-1
  13. Sinclair-Waters, M., Bradbury, I. R., Morris, C. J., Lien, S., Kent, M. P., and Bentzen, P. (2017) Ancient chromosomal rearrangement associated with local adaptation of a postglacially colonized population of Atlantic Cod in the northwest Atlantic. Molecular Ecology 27, 339-351. Doi: 10.1111/mec.14442
  14. Tørresen, O. K., Star, B., Jentoft, S., Reinar, W. B., Grove, H., Miller, J. R., Walenz, B. P., Knight, J., Ekholm, J. M., Peluso, P., Edvardsen, R. B., Tooming-Klunderud, A., Skage, M., Lien, S., Jakobsen, K. S., and Nederbragt, A. J. (2017) An improved genome assembly uncovers prolific tandem repeats in Atlantic cod. BMC Genomics 18, 95. doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-3448-x
  15. van Son, M., Agarwal, R., Kent, M. P., Grove, H., Grindflek, E., and Lien, S. (2017) Exploiting whole genome sequence data to fine map and characterize candidate genes within a quantitative trait loci region affecting androstenone on porcine chromosome 5. Animal Genetics 48, 653-659. doi: 10.1111/age.12615
  16. van Son, M., Enger, E. G., Grove, H., Ros-Freixedes, R., Kent, M. P., Lien, S., and Grindflek, E. (2017) Genome-wide association study confirm major QTL for backfat fatty acid composition on SSC14 in Duroc pigs. BMC Genomics 18, 369. doi: 10.1186/s12864-017-3752-0
  17. van Son, M., Tremoen, N. H., Gaustad, A. H., Myromslien, F. D., Våge, D. I., Stenseth, E.-B., Zeremichael, T. T., and Grindflek, E. (2017) RNA sequencing reveals candidate genes and polymorphisms related to sperm DNA integrity in testis tissue from boars. BMC Veterinary Research 13, 362 doi: 10.1186/s12917-017-1279-x


  1. Bou, M., Todorčević, M., Torgersen, J., Škugor, S., Navarro, I., and Ruyter, B. (2016) De novo lipogenesis in Atlantic salmon adipocytes. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – General Subjects 1860, 86-96. doi:1016/j.bbagen.2015.10.022
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  9. Linløkken, A. N., Haugen, T. O., Mathew, P. K., Johansen, W., and Lien, S. (2016) Comparing estimates of number of breeders Nb based on microsatellites and single nucleotide polymorphism of three groups of brown trout (Salmo trutta L.). Fisheries Management and Ecology 23, 152-160. doi:1111/fme.12169
  10. Lorenz, S., Barøy, T., Sun, J., Nome, T., Vodák, D., Bryne, J.-C., Håkelien, A.-M., Fernandez-Cuesta, L., Möhlendick, B., Rieder, H., Szuhai, K., Zaikova, O., Ahlquist, T. C., Thomassen, G. O. S., Skotheim, R. I., Lothe, R. A., Tarpey, P. S., Campbell, P., Flanagan, A., Myklebost, O., and Meza-Zepeda, L. A. (2016) Unscrambling the genomic chaos of osteosarcoma reveals extensive transcript fusion, recurrent rearrangements and frequent novel TP53 aberrations. Oncotarget 7, 5273-5288. doi:18632/oncotarget.6567
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Popular scientific publications 2016:

  1. Andersen Ø., Lien S. (2016) Torsk eller skrei? Gåten er endelig løst. Aftenposten Viten
  2. Sverdrup-Thygeson A., Sandve S. R., Hvidsten T. R. (2016) Verdens rareste dyr ble nettopp litt rarere. Aftenposten


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