In the early, online version of Genome Biology this week, members of the Catfish Genome Consortium report that they have put together a collection of nearly half a million catfish expressed sequence tags using data for eight channel catfish and four blue catfish as well as previous data. In the process, they identified some 300,000 potential catfish SNPs and nearly 15,000 unique catfish genes.

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