Trout genome sequencing redefines the evolution of vertebrate genomes

April 23, 2014 9:42 PM

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The rainbow trout is an important aquaculture species bred all around the world. It belongs to the salmonid family, of which numerous species are of major agronomical and ecological interest. The trout is also a model for research and the most studied fish. It is the first time a complete genome sequence is published for a salmonid.

This sequence gives new insights into the evolution of vertebrate genomes. Complete genome duplications are events that profoundly molded the content and structure of genomes, including the human genome. Unfortunately, the mechanisms underlying the evolution of a genome after such an event happens a...

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