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Rainbow trout genome sequenced

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 23:50 (GMT + 9)

Using fish bred at Washington State University (WSU), an international team of researchers has mapped the genetic profile of the rainbow trout, a versatile salmonid whose relatively recent genetic history opens a window into how vertebrates evolve. The 30-person team, led by Yann Guiguen of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, reports its findings this week in Nature Communications. The investigators focused on the rate at which genes have evolved since a rare genome doubling event occurred in the rainbow trout approximately 100 million years ago. Unlike most evolutionary processes involving mutations and the selection of advantageous traits, a doubling event acts like the copied draft of a piece of writing that can be edited and recast without the risk of destroying the earlier version. Ordinarily, the consequences of such doubling events are ... FULL STORY

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