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Draft genome of domesticated common carp

A team of researchers from China, the US, and Hungary have published the darft genome of the common carp, Cyprinus carpio, in Nature Genetics.

The common carp makes up 10% of global freshwater aquaculture production, so this genome sequence could play a role in sustainable food production through genpme-assisted breeding.

The genome assembly consisted of 52,610 protein-coding genes and gave approximately 92.3% coverage.

 

Journal reference: Peng Xu et al. Genome sequence and genetic diversity of the common carp, Cyprinus carpio. Nature Genetics (2014). Published online 21 September 2014. doi:10.1038/ng.3098

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