Number of chromosomes

Value 22 chromosomes
Organism Pufferfish Fugu rubripes
Reference Kai W et al., Integration of the genetic map and genome assembly of fugu facilitates insights into distinct features of genome evolution in teleosts and mammals. Genome Biol Evol. 2011 3 :424-42. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evr041. abstract, p.424 right column, p.425 right column bottom paragraph, p.428 right column bottom paragraph, p.429 table 1 & p.435 right column top paragraphPubMed ID21551351
Method "To extend the contiguity of the assembly to the chromosomal level, [researchers] have generated a comprehensive genetic map of fugu and anchored the scaffolds of the assembly to the 22 chromosomes of fugu. The map consists of 1,220 microsatellite markers that provide anchor points to 697 scaffolds covering 86% of the genome assembly ("
Comments "Although fugu was initially not intended to be a genetic model, a genetic map with 200 microsatellite markers that anchored 10% of the assembly to the 22 fugu chromosomes was generated (Kai et al. 2005)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 111392