GENOCOD: Functional cod genomics and plasticity (completed)
Functional genomics of phenotypic plasticity of cod: a national consortium
About the project
The main biological theme addressed is the functional genomics of phenotypic plasticity in Atlantic cod (i.e., the biological repertoire of responses to environmental variability, such as salinity, pollution, food availability or harvest regime). The project is developed around three work packages being composed of a series of highly integrated sub-projects (tasks) and a set of resources. These resources include genomic sequencing (low-coverage) of cod, EST libraries and microarrays and stock assessment tools (cod, mitogenomic database). Together, this should boost functional genomics research on fish in Norway, as well put our country on the map internationally. The coordinating research group - the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) - houses scientists working on both ecological and molecular genetics, separately as well as within close interdisciplinary teams. As such the coordinating research group as well as the entire consortium represents a unique constellation of scientific expertise. The other groups represent core functional genomics at UiB (The Sars Centre), AKVAFORSK and the Norwegian Veterinary College. If successful, additional support will be allocated to these groups.
This project funded by the Research Council of Norway
The Sars Centre, Universitetet i Bergen
Norwegian Veterinary College
RNA og transcriptome research group, Universitetet, i Tromsø
Start: 1.1.2007. End: 29.04.2012.