Genome of Rainbow Trout Sequenced

Major finding:

“In humans and most vertebrates the duplication events were older so there are fewer duplicated genes still present. Most of the duplicated genes get lost or modified so much that they are no longer recognizable as duplicates over time. In the trout and salmon we can see an earlier stage in the process and many duplicated genes are still present,” said Dr Gary Thorgaard of Washington State University, a co-author of the paper published in the journal Nature Communications.