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Sequencing the genome of the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

William S Davidson1*, Ben F Koop2, Steven JM Jones3, Patricia Iturra4, Rodrigo Vidal5, Alejandro Maass6, Inge Jonassen7, Sigbjorn Lien8 and Stig W Omholt8

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC, V5A 1S6, Canada

2 Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Victoria, Victoria BC, V8W 3N5, Canada

3 Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver BC, V5Z 4E6, Canada

4 Programa de Genética Humana, ICBM, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

5 Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Química y Biología, Universidad de Santiago, Chile

6 Departamento de Ingeniería Matematica y Centro de Modelamiento Matematico, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

7 Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

8 CIGENE, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, N-1432, Ås, Norway

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Genome Biology 2010, 11:403  doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-9-403

Published: 30 September 2010

Abstract

The International Collaboration to Sequence the Atlantic Salmon Genome (ICSASG) will produce a genome sequence that identifies and physically maps all genes in the Atlantic salmon genome and acts as a reference sequence for other salmonids.