Comparative genomics of Medaka and fugu

Nobuyoshi Shimizu, Takashi Sasaki, Shuichi Asakawa, Atsushi Shimizu, Sabine K. Ishikawa, Shuichiro Imai, Yuji Murayama, Heinz Himmelbauer, Hiroshi Mitani, Makoto Furutani-Seiki, Hisato Kondoh, Manfred Schartl, Masaru Nonaka, Hiroyuki Takeda, Hiroshi Hori, Akihiro Shima

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A small freshwater fish medaka (Oryzias latipes) has been one of the most attractive experimental systems for research in genetics and developmental biology. We have formed an international consortium Medaka Genome Initiative (MGI) to collect and share various information and resources on medaka. The MGI has set an ambitious goal aiming at the complete sequencing of the medaka genome and as a feasibility study we have begun sequencing one particular chromosome, linkage group 22 (LG22) of ∼22 Mb in size. Initial sequence analysis revealed unique features of the medaka genome in comparison to fugu genome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-12
Number of pages7
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part D: Genomics and Proteomics
Issue number1 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar


  • Comparative genomics
  • Fugu
  • Medaka

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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