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Orbán, L. and Wu, Q. (2008) Cyprinids. In: Kocher, T. and Kole, C., (eds.) Genome Mapping and Genomics in Fishes and Aquatic Animals. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 45-83.

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In this chapter, we review the history and current status of cyprinid genetic and genomic research. Cyprinids are arguably the most important group of freshwater teleosts. The chapter starts with the history of cyprinid aquaculture, followed by the overview of the evolution and manipulation of cyprinid genomes. The third part describes the genetic and genomic resources available for cyprinid research, while the fourth provides suggestions on cyprinid genome sequencing. The last section recommends ways to improve the comparative analysis of cyprinid genomes. Throughout the whole chapter, we focus on common carp and zebra fish, the two most widely studied members of the family. However, we use every opportunity to introduce comparative aspects by including information about other cyprinids and teleosts that are important for research or aquaculture.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright: 2008 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
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