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Fugu: the small genome of a puffed-up fish

Aengus Stewart

  • Correspondence: Aengus Stewart

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Genome Biology 2000, 1:reports210  doi:10.1186/gb-2000-1-1-reports210

Published: 17 March 2000

Abstract

The puffer fish Fugu rubripes is perhaps better known as a Japanese delicacy, but its gene-rich, relatively small genome makes the puffer fish a suitable vertebrate for comparative mapping.