The gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) is the main teleost species cultured in the Mediterranean area and a major goal of our research group is to integrate new genomic data to assist fish phenotyping and the development of biomarker panels of prognostic and diagnostic value.
The present database collects assembled data derived from public repositories of mRNA, collections of expressed sequence tags (suppressive subtractive hybridization (SSH) libraries of fish challenged with environmental, pathogenic and nutritional stressors) together with new high-quality reads from five cDNA 454 normalized libraries of metabolically and immunologically relevant tissues (skeletal muscle, intestine, head kidney, and blood). It has been recently updated with the addition of annotated sequences from pyrosequencing of 454 libraries of larval origin (Yúfera et al., Mar Biotechnol 14:423-35, 2012).
The construction of this database has been funded under EU seventh Framework Programme by projects ARRAINA (Advanced Research Initiatives for Nutrition & Aquaculture, FP7/2007-2013; grant agreement nº 288925) and AQUAEXCEL (Aquaculture Infrastructures for Excellence in European Fish Research, FP7/2007-2012; grant agreement nº 262336). Additional funding was obtained by Generalitat Valenciana (research grant PROMETEO 2010/006) and Spanish Government through AQUAGENOMICS (Ingenio-2010 Programme), AQUAFAT (AGL2009-07797) and ENTEROMYXCONTROL (AGL2009-13282-C02-01) projects.