Integration of the Genetic Map and Genome Assembly of Fugu Facilitates Insights into Distinct Features of Genome Evolution in Teleosts and Mammals

@inproceedings{Kai2011IntegrationOT,
  title={Integration of the Genetic Map and Genome Assembly of Fugu Facilitates Insights into Distinct Features of Genome Evolution in Teleosts and Mammals},
  author={Wataru Kai and Kiyoshi Kikuchi and Sumanty Tohari and Ah Keng Chew and Alice Tay and Atushi Fujiwara and Sho Hosoya and Hiroaki Suetake and Kiyoshi Naruse and S. Brenner and Yuzuru Suzuki and Byrappa Venkatesh},
  booktitle={Genome biology and evolution},
  year={2011}
}
The compact genome of fugu (Takifugu rubripes) has been used widely as a reference genome for understanding the evolution of vertebrate genomes. However, the fragmented nature of the fugu genome assembly has restricted its use for comparisons of genome architecture in vertebrates. To extend the contiguity of the assembly to the chromosomal level, we have generated a comprehensive genetic map of fugu and anchored the scaffolds of the assembly to the 22 chromosomes of fugu. The map consists of 1… CONTINUE READING