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Document Type: Journal Article
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 8970
Title: Functional Analysis of All Salmonid Genomes: an international initiative supporting future salmonid research, conservation, and aquaculture
Author: Daniel J. Macqueen, Craig Primmer, Ross Houston, Barbara Nowak, Louis Bernatchez, Steinar Bersath, William Davidson, Cristian Gallardo-Escarate, Tom Goldammer, Yann Guiguen, Patricia Iturra, James Kijas, Ben Koop, Sigbjorn Lien, Alejandro Maass, Samuel Martin, Philip McGinnity, Martin Montecino, Kerry Naish, Krista M. Nichols, Kristinn Olafsson, Stig Omholt, Yniv Palti, Graham Plastow, Caird Rexroad, Matthew Rise, Simen Sandve, Patricia Schulte, Alfredo Tello, Rodrigo Vidal, Jon Olav Vik, Anna Wargelius, Jose Manuel Yanez
Publication Year: 2017
Journal: BMC Genomics
Volume: 18
Pages: 484

We describe an emerging initiative - the ┬┐Functional Annotation of All Salmonid Genomes┬┐ (FAASG), which will leverage the extensive trait diversity that has evolved since a whole genome duplication event in the salmonid ancestor, to develop an integrative understanding of the functional genomic basis of phenotypic variation. The outcomes of FAASG will have diverse applications, ranging from improved understanding of genome evolution, to improving the efficiency and sustainability of aquaculture production, supporting the future of fundamental and applied research in an iconic fish lineage of major societal importance.

Theme: Sustainable, safe and secure seafood for healthy populations and vibrant communities
Foci: Support collaborative community-based data collection, dissemination, and analysis for fishers, fisheries management, science, marketing, seafood safety, and education
Develop research and technology to foster innovative and sustainable approaches to aquaculture.