Natascha May Thevasagayam

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We report here the ~670 Mb genome assembly of the Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer), a tropical marine teleost. We used long-read sequencing augmented by transcriptomics, optical and genetic mapping along with shared synteny from closely related fish species to derive a chromosome-level assembly with a contig N50 size over 1 Mb and scaffold N50 size over 25(More)
As part of our Asian seabass genome project, we are generating an inventory of repeat elements in the genome and transcriptome. The karyotype showed a diploid number of 2n = 24 chromosomes with a variable number of B-chromosomes. The transcriptome and genome of Asian seabass were searched for repetitive elements with experimental and bioinformatics tools.(More)
The Asian arowana (Scleropages formosus), one of the world's most expensive cultivated ornamental fishes, is an endangered species. It represents an ancient lineage of teleosts: the Osteoglossomorpha. Here, we provide a high-quality chromosome-level reference genome of a female golden-variety arowana using a combination of deep shotgun sequencing and(More)
  • X Y Shen, H Y Kwan, +7 authors L Orbán
  • Molecular ecology resources
  • 2014
Asian arowana or dragonfish (Scleropages formosus) is an important fish species due to its unusual breeding biology and high economic value in the ornamental fish markets. In the present study, we aimed to (i) create the first transcriptome by Roche 454 pyrosequencing of Asian arowana brain and gonad samples; (ii) identify differentially expressed genes(More)
The Asian seabass (or barramundi; Lates calcarifer) is a marine teleost and a popular food fish in Southeast Asia and Australia. To date, comprehensive genome and OPEN ACCESS J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2015, 3 383 transcriptome sequence information has not been available for this species in public repositories. Here, we report a comprehensive de novo transcriptome(More)
As nutrition-related expenses constitute the majority of the costs for aquaculture farms, it is essential for them to use feeds that provide an ideal combination of nutrients for the species of choice. In this study, the relative effect of consuming three different pelleted feeds (B, C and D) in comparison to frozen baitfish (A; control) were compared on(More)
The Asian seabass is an important marine food fish that has been cultured for several decades in Asia Pacific. However, the lack of a high quality reference genome has hampered efforts to improve its selective breeding. A 3D BAC pool set generated in this study was screened using 22 SSR markers located on linkage group 2 which contains a growth-related QTL(More)
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