About Oryzias latipes
The Japanese rice fish (Oryzias latipes), also known as the medaka and Japanese killifish, is a member of genus Oryzias (ricefish), the only genus in the subfamily Oryziinae. This small (up to about 3.6 cm or 1.4 in) native of East Asia is a denizen of rice paddies, marshes, ponds, s low-moving streams and tide pools. It is euryhaline, occurring in both brackish and freshwater. It became popular as an aquarium fish because of its hardiness and pleasant coloration: its co loration varies from creamy-white to yellowish in the wild to white, creamy-yellow, or orange in aquarium-bred individuals. Bright yellow, red or green transgenic populations, similar to Glo Fish, have also been developed, but are banned from sale in the EU. The medaka has been a popular pet since the 17th century in Japan. After fertilization, the female carries her eggs attach ed between her anal fins for a period before depositing them on plants or alike.
"Medaka Genome Project" website was released.
|Total length (bp)||789,742,100||749,060,523||808,961,282|
|Num. of scaffolds||920||1,477||1,190|
|Scaffold N50 (bp)||31,148,813||28,784,337||31,686,036|
|Num. of contigs||1,411||2,194||1,509|
|Contig N50 (bp)||2,416,720||1,303,079||3,258,597|