Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, Wuhan, Peoples R China; Chinese Univ Hong Kong, Dept Biol, Shatin, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
The genome of aquatic animals is poorly understood and information from different taxonomic groups is sketchy. While there have been intensive genomic studies on some fish models, investigations on other fishes and invertebrates have been scarce. Yet there are recently some coordinated studies on genome mapping in a number of aquaculture animals of economic importance. This review summarizes information available on genome mapping of the important fish models and aquaculture animals. The future perspectives of this field of studies are discussed.