Singapore-led Consortium Deciphers the Genome of Asian Seabass: First Major Tropical Food Fish with its ‘Genetic Blueprint’ Assembled and Read

16 April 2016, Singapore – Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL) is pleased to announce the successful sequencing and assembly of the genome of Asian seabass (also known as barramundi). This is the first major tropical food fish to have its genome completed. The article reporting these data has been published online today in the international journal PLoS Genetics.

The Asian Seabass Genome Consortium was set up in 2013 and it was spearheaded by a research team led by Prof. László Orbán, Senior Principal Investigator at TLL based in Singapore. The consortium comprises an international team of scientists from 20 organizations, including the South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI-UWC; South Africa), the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (Germany), and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (USA).

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