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Gigascience. 2016 May 3;5:18. doi: 10.1186/s13742-016-0124-7. eCollection 2016.

Fish-T1K (Transcriptomes of 1,000 Fishes) Project: large-scale transcriptome data for fish evolution studies.

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1
State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol, Institute of Aquatic Economic Animals and Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory for Aquatic Economic Animals, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, 510275 China ; Shenzhen Key Lab of Marine Genomics, Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Molecular Breeding in Marine Economic Animals, BGI, Shenzhen, 518083 China.
2
Shenzhen Key Lab of Marine Genomics, Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Molecular Breeding in Marine Economic Animals, BGI, Shenzhen, 518083 China.
3
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560 USA.
4
China Fisheries Association, Beijing, 100000 China.
5
China National Genebank, Shenzhen, 518083 China.
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Department of Biological Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052 USA.
7
Shenzhen Key Lab of Marine Genomics, Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Molecular Breeding in Marine Economic Animals, BGI, Shenzhen, 518083 China ; BGI-Zhenjiang Institute of Hydrobiology, Zhenjiang, 212000 China.
8
BGI-Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 999077 China.
9
Sanya Science and Technology Academy for Crop Winter Multiplication, Hainan, 572000 China.
10
Oceanographic Center, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, 33004 USA.
11
State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol, Institute of Aquatic Economic Animals and Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory for Aquatic Economic Animals, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, 510275 China.
12
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, ASTAR, Singapore, 138673 Singapore.
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Shenzhen Key Lab of Marine Genomics, Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Molecular Breeding in Marine Economic Animals, BGI, Shenzhen, 518083 China ; BGI-Zhenjiang Institute of Hydrobiology, Zhenjiang, 212000 China ; College of Life Sciences, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, 518060 China.

Abstract

Ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii) represent more than 50 % of extant vertebrates and are of great evolutionary, ecologic and economic significance, but they are relatively underrepresented in 'omics studies. Increased availability of transcriptome data for these species will allow researchers to better understand changes in gene expression, and to carry out functional analyses. An international project known as the "Transcriptomes of 1,000 Fishes" (Fish-T1K) project has been established to generate RNA-seq transcriptome sequences for 1,000 diverse species of ray-finned fishes. The first phase of this project has produced transcriptomes from more than 180 ray-finned fishes, representing 142 species and covering 51 orders and 109 families. Here we provide an overview of the goals of this project and the work done so far.

KEYWORDS:

Biodiversity; Database; Fish; Fish-T1K; RNA; Transcriptome

PMID:
27144000
PMCID:
PMC4853854
DOI:
10.1186/s13742-016-0124-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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