Zebrafish Genome Project

The Sanger Insitute started the zebrafish genome sequencing project in 2001 and has released several genome assemblies, the latest being Zv9.

The genome project has now reached maintenance stage and the genome sequence was handed over to the Genome Reference Consortium (GRC) for further improvement and ongoing maintenance. You can view the regions under GRC review in Ensembl by attaching the 'GRC regions Zv9' DAS source. Simply click here.

Email us at zfish-help@sanger.ac.uk with your comments and enquiries, your input is welcome!

Frequently asked questions are answered here.

Genome Publication
The zebrafish reference genome sequence and its relationship to the human genome
Kerstin Howe, Matthew D. Clark et al.
Nature (2013);496(7446):498-503.
PUBMED: 23594743, PMCID: PMC3703927, DOI: 10.1038/nature12111

[Wellcome Library, London]

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Genome Annotation on the Latest Assembly Zv9

  • Zebrafish Ensembl - Access to the annotated zebrafish genome from the latest Ensembl assembly.
  • Zebrafish Vega - Browse manually annotated zebrafish genome sequences from which data, assemblies and annotation are released frequently.

Tutorials

  • 20.12.2013:

    Opendoor Workshop at 11th International Meeting on Zebrafish Development and Genetics 2014: Working with Zebrafish Genome Resources

    In association with ZFIN and the NCBI, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute are pleased to announce a one day "Working with Zebrafish Genome Resources" Workshop on June 24th, 2014). Registration will open on February 25th, 2014 at the official conference website.

  • 11.12.2013:

    Zebrafish Genome Paper Published

    Nature published a corrigendum to the zebrafish genome paper to update the author list.

  • 17.04.2013:

    Zebrafish Genome Paper Published

    The paper describing the zebrafish genome sequence and its relationship to the human genome has been published. If you are interested in the sequence details, make sure to have a look at the supplementary material.

  • 21.02.2013:

    Opendoor Workshop at 8th European Zebrafish Meeting, Barcelona, 2013: Working with Zebrafish Genome Resources

    In association with the 8th European Zebrafish Meeting, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute are pleased to announce a one day "Working with Zebrafish Genome Resources" Workshop (The workshop will run from 10:00 - 18:00 on Tuesday 9th July). Each workshop is broken into modules designed to give a broad overview of a given topic with examples chosen by the trainers. The modular structure consists of a discussion of theory and methods, coverage of software and web resources, and a series of "hands on" worked examples. Time is provided in each session for participants to carry out their own research in the presence of the trainers, and participants are encouraged to bring their own problems (e.g sequence for analysis) with them. All materials used during the workshop series will be available on the Web, in the form of manuals and information. Zebrafish specific examples will be used wherever possible.

    Please visit our website for further details and on-line registration. Any queries should be sent to zebrafish-odw@sanger.ac.uk.

* quick link - http://q.sanger.ac.uk/sinjti8s