About the project
The recent development of high-throughput sequencing technology has accelerated genomic research tremendously, e.g. enabling large scale cataloging of sequence variations and understanding their biological consequences.
In this project we intend to use RAD-tag sequencing in combination with the most recent statistical outlier approaches to
- Characterize the genetic heterogeneity (i.e. the genome wide patterns of variation)
- Identify outliers (SNPs) which represent genomic regions that are key candidates for recent selection and adaptation - across the geographical distribution of the West African yellowfin tuna.
- Define a subset of the most profound outliers (i.e. diagnostic SNPs)
- Design a yellow fin tuna SNP-chip using the Sequenom Mass ARAY platform, which will be tested (as a proof of principle) on a selected number of populations/individuals.
The project is financed by the Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute
CEES is a subcontractor for theThünen-Institute.
01.11.2013 - 31.12.2014