Anemonefishes: A model system for evolutionary genomics

Herrera, Marcela, Ravasi, Timothy, and Laudet, Vincent (2023) Anemonefishes: A model system for evolutionary genomics. F1000Research, 12. 204.

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Anemonefishes are an iconic group of coral reef fish particularly known for their mutualistic relationship with sea anemones. This mutualism is especially intriguing as it likely prompted the rapid diversification of anemonefish. Understanding the genomic architecture underlying this process has indeed become one of the holy grails of evolutionary research in these fishes. Recently, anemonefishes have also been used as a model system to study the molecular basis of highly complex traits such as color patterning, social sex change, larval dispersal and life span. Extensive genomic resources including several high-quality reference genomes, a linkage map, and various genetic tools have indeed enabled the identification of genomic features controlling some of these fascinating attributes, but also provided insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying adaptive responses to changing environments. Here, we review the latest findings and new avenues of research that have led to this group of fish being regarded as a model for evolutionary genomics.

Item ID: 81265
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2046-1402
Keywords: adaptive radiation, Amphiprion, chromosome-scale assembly, clownfish, genome, pigmentation, proteomics, transcriptomics
Copyright Information: Copyright: © 2023 Herrera M et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2024 05:12
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310305 Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) @ 70%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3105 Genetics > 310509 Genomics @ 30%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180504 Marine biodiversity @ 100%
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