China Announces Fish 10K Genomes Project

Fish 10K (Fish 10,000 Genomes) project was officially announced at the 2019 International Conference on Genomics-Ocean (ICG-Ocean 2019) held in Qingdao during September 21 and 22, 2019.   

This project aims to sequence the genomes of about 10,000 fish species, covering all the fish orders and most representative families, and will construct a large-scale and high quality genome database of fishes.   

It plans to sample a total of 10,000 fishes over 10 years in three phases. By sequencing their genomes with high quality, this project will provide a molecular basis for fish conservation, breeding, aquaculture, and evolution.  

Up to now, Fish 10K has sampled a total of 324 fishes, from which 105 fishes have been sequenced, and ten high quality genomes of representative fishes have been released to the public.   

The Fish 10K project will contribute significantly to the development of ichthyology and genomics. Its successful launching was based on the development and contribution of IHB.   

The project was launched by Institute of Hydrobiology (IHB) of Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with BGI-Qingdao, Northwestern Polytechnical University, CAS Institute of Oceanology, Uppsala University and Wuhan Frasergen Bioinformatics. 

Three phases and goals of the Fish 10K (Fish 10,000 Genomes) project