It plans to sample a total of 10,000 fishes over 10 years in three phases. By sequencing their genomes with high quality, this project will provide a molecular basis for fish conservation, breeding, aquaculture, and evolution.
Up to now, Fish 10K has sampled a total of 324 fishes, of which 105 fishes have been sequenced and 10 high quality genomes of representative fishes have been released to the public.
The Fish 10K project will contribute significantly to the development of ichthyology and genomics.
The project was launched by Institute of Hydrobiology (IHB) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with BGI-Qingdao, Northwestern Polytechnical University, CAS Institute of Oceanology, Uppsala University and Wuhan Frasergen Bioinformatics.
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