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Chromosome-level genome assembly of Acanthopagrus latus using PacBio and Hi-C technologies

By Dong Gao, Wenyu Fang, Joanna Collins, James Torrance, Ying Yan, Genmei Lin, Jingui Xie, Kerstin Howe, Jianguo Lu

Posted 10 Apr 2021
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/2021.04.08.438412

The yellowfin seabream, Acanthopagrus latus, is widely distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific. This fish is an ideal model species in which to study the mechanism of sex reversal since it exhibits a specific feature: sequential hermaphrodite. Here, we report a chromosome-scale assembly of the A. latus based on PacBio and Hi-C data. 22,485 protein-coding genes were annotated in whole genome level using transcriptome data. Taken together, this highly accurate, chromosome-level reference genome can provide a valuable resource to elucidate the mechanism of sex reversal for A. latus.

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