• Atlantic salmon genetics in the 21st century: taking leaps forward in aquaculture and biological understanding

    5 monthes ago - By Animal Genetics

    Summary
    Atlantic salmon is among the most iconic and economically important fish species and was the first member of Salmonidae to have a high‐quality reference genome assembly published. Advances in genomics have become increasingly central to the genetic improvement of farmed Atlantic salmon as well as conservation of wild salmon stocks. The salmon genome has also been pivotal in shaping our understanding of the evolutionary and functional consequences arising from an ancestral whole‐genome duplication event characterising all Salmonidae members. Here, we provide a review of the current...
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