Functional genomics of phenotypic plasticity of cod: a national consortium


Startdato 1. januar 2007
Sluttdato 31. desember 2009
I samarbeid med UiO, UiB, NVH

The main biological theme addressed is the functional genomics of phenotypic plasticity in Atlantic cod (i.e., the biological repertoire of responses to environmental variability, such as salinity, pollution, food availability or harvest regime). The project is developed around three work packages being composed of a series of highly integrated sub-projects (tasks) and a set of resources.

These resources include

  • Genomic sequencing (low-coverage) of cod
  • EST libraries and microarrays.
  • Stock assessment tools (cod, mitogen omic database).

Together, this should boost functional genomics research on fish in Norway, as well put our country on the map internationally.

The project is led by the University of Oslo. The members in the consortium are strong basic research groups with a strong and long experience within the fields of genomics, ecology and evolutionary biology. Some of the participants have experience from commercialization and establishment of biotechnology companies.

The coordinating research group - the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) - houses scientists working on both ecological and molecular genetics, separately as well as within close interdisciplinary teams. As such the coordinating research group as well as the entire consortium represents a unique constellation of scientific expertise. The other groups represent core functional genomics at UiB (The Sars Centre), Nofima and the Norwegian Veterinary College.

Aktuelle saker

  • Torskens gåte er løst

    29. desember 2008

    Den globale oppvarmingen fører til høyere vanntemperaturer, som igjen påvirker torskens evne til å ta opp oksygen. Torsken i frie havområder vil derfor søke seg nordover til kaldere farvann. Konsekvensen blir at fisken forsvinner fra viktige fangstområder, slik vi allerede ser i Nordsjøen.