The Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is one of the most iconic and well-studied salmonid species, with great societal, economic, and ecological importance. Its mammalian sized genome has undergone extensive restructuring since a whole genome duplication event ~80 million years ago, which creates opportunities to explore the evolutionary process of rediploidization.
The International Cooperation to Sequence the Atlantic Salmon Genome (ICSASG) have sequenced the Atlantic salmon genome in a collaboration between researchers in Canada, Chile and Norway. Funds have been provided from the Research Council of Norway , the Norwegian Fishery and Aquaculture Industry Research Fund , Genome British Columbia , the Chilean Economic Development Agency and the InnovaChile Committee . Commercial partners are Marine Harvest , AquaGen, Cermaq and Salmobreed. [read more...]
ELIXIR Norway is coordinated by the University of Bergen and includes activities at the University of Oslo, UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences at Ås. The Norwegian Node offers ELIXIR services within the thematic areas of marine genomics and human medicine, as well as e-infrastructure deliverables, including standards development and support. (read more...)
CIGENE seeks to develop a deep understanding of genomics as it relates to aquaculture and agriculture species, and has a specific focus on the genomics of Atlantic salmon and other salmonids. We achieve this by working closely with both researcher and industry partners, and by leveraging state of the art tools and resources in genotyping, sequencing, bioinformatics and systems biology. (read more...)