Biology Faculty Articles

Title

Fish-T1K (Transcriptomes of 1,000 Fishes) Project: Large-Scale Transcriptome Data for Fish Evolution Studies

Authors

Ying Sun, Sun Yat-sen University; Shenzhen Key Lab of Marine Genomics, Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Molecular Breeding in Marine Economic Animals, BGI
Yu Huang, Shenzhen Key Lab of Marine Genomics, Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Molecular Breeding in Marine Economic Animals, BGI
Xiaofeng Li, Shenzhen Key Lab of Marine Genomics, Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Molecular Breeding in Marine Economic Animals, BGI
Carole C. Baldwin, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Zhuocheng Zhou, China Fisheries Association
Zhixiang Yan, China National Genebank
Keith A. Crandall, The George Washington University
Yong Zhang, Shenzhen Key Lab of Marine Genomics, Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Molecular Breeding in Marine Economic Animals, BGI
Xiaomeng Zhao, Shenzhen Key Lab of Marine Genomics, Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Molecular Breeding in Marine Economic Animals, BGI
Min Wang, Shenzhen Key Lab of Marine Genomics, Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Molecular Breeding in Marine Economic Animals, BGI; BGI-Zhenjiang Institute of Hydrobiolgy
Alex Wong, BGI-Hong Kong
Chao Fang, Shenzhen Key Lab of Marine Genomics, Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Molecular Breeding in Marine Economic Animals, BGI
Xinhui Zhang, Shenzhen Key Lab of Marine Genomics, Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Molecular Breeding in Marine Economic Animals, BGI
Hai Huang, Sanya Science and Technology Academy for Crop Winter Multiplication
Jose V. Lopez, Nova Southeastern UniversityFollow
Kirk Kilfoyle, Nova Southeastern University
Yong Zhang, Sun Yat-Sen University
Guillermo Orti, George Washington University
Byrappa Venkatesh, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology - Singapore
Qiong Shi, Shenzhen Key Lab of Marine Genomics, Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Molecular Breeding in Marine Economic Animals, BGI; BGI-Zhenjiang Institute of Hydrobiology; Shenzhen University

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-3-2016

Publication Title

GigaScience

Keywords

Fish-T1K, Fish, Transcriptome, RNA, Database, Biodiversity

ISSN

2047-217X

Volume

5

Issue/No.

18

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.

ORCID ID

orcid.org/0000-0002-1637-4125

ResearcherID

F-8809-2011