NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche today said that a Norwegian consortium has completed the first Atlantic cod draft genome and assembly.

The team, which presented their research at the recent GenoFisk meeting in Oslo, used whole genome shotgun sequencing and paired end sequencing with the Roche 454 FLX Titanium platform to get about 25 times coverage of the highly repetitive 0.9 gigabase cod genome. They have since assembled and done preliminary annotation for a high quality version of the genome, made up of a few large scaffolds.

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