Category: Genomes

  • USYD-CUHK SDGs Workshop “Partnership for Zero Hunger and Response to Climate Change”

    Hosts: Prof. Brent Kaiser, Director, Sydney Institute of Agriculture, USYD Prof. Hon Ming Lam, Director, State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology (CUHK) Dr. Sonia Liu, Senior Lecturer in Poultry Nutrition, School of Life & Environmental Sciences, USYD Speakers: Prof. Ting -Fung Chan, Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, CUHK “From Soybean to Orphan Legumes: Agricultural Genomics […]

  • Topic: CUHK Agro-pedia Sharing Session Date: Mar 9, 2022 06:39 PM Hong Kong SAR Meeting

    Topic: CUHK Agro-pedia Sharing Session Date: Mar 9, 2022 06:39 PM Hong Kong SAR Meeting
  • Biodiversity Genomics in the Pacific Rim: Challenges and Future Opportunities

    Biodiversity Genomics in the Pacific Rim: Challenges and Future Opportunities

    Pacific Rim nations harbour a substantial proportion of the Earth’s nine million species, including several biodiversity hotspots. Genome analysis is now recognised as a fundamental tool in understanding this incredible biodiversity and assisting with its preservation. Although genome sequencing at scale is becoming more affordable, significant challenges remain in achieving the goal of sequencing all […]

  • 為新一代農民提供互動及可持續的平台 Agricultural pests commonly found in Hong Kong

    為新一代農民提供互動及可持續的平台 Agricultural pests commonly found in Hong Kong

    計劃背景 About the Project 「為新農民提供互動及可持續的平台 (第一階段):香港農業常見的害蟲」(SADF 0024) 是一個由農業持續發展基金資助的電子平台項目。 此項目旨在為新農民提供一個關於香港農業常見害蟲的互動及可持續的電子平台。通過於2020至2021年連續兩年的觀察,項目會在不同季節於不同農場內識別和記錄香港農作物的害蟲及其棲息的食用植物,並會將調查結果及其他相關信息,包括害蟲的防治方法,發放到一個免費並公開的互動平台(即流動應用程式和網站)。 An interactive and sustainable platform for new farmers (Phase I): agricultural pests commonly found in Hong Kong” (SADF 0024) is an e-platform project funded by Sustainable Agricultural Development Fund. The project aims to provide an interactive and sustainable electronic platform, which is about agricultural pests commonly […]

  • Hong Kong oyster Magallana hongkongensis

    Hong Kong oyster Magallana hongkongensis

    Accession number WFKH00000000 Assembly size 757,928,205 Number of scaffolds 11,926 Contig N50 49,472 Scaffold N50 72,332,161 BUSCOs 94.60% No.Proteins 45,867

  • Four-finger threadfin Eleutheronema tetradactylum

    Four-finger threadfin Eleutheronema tetradactylum

    Background Teleost fish play important roles in aquatic ecosystems and aquaculture. Threadfins (Perciformes: Polynemidae) show a range of interesting biology, and are of considerable importance for both wild fisheries and aquaculture. Additionally, the four-finger threadfin Eleutheronema tetradactylum is of conservation relevance since its populations are considered to be in rapid decline and it is classified as endangered. […]

  • ECF – Millipede and Soil Biodiversity Citizen Science project

    ECF – Millipede and Soil Biodiversity Citizen Science project

    A novel way for Hong Kong citizen science? Working out the soil biodiversity of millipedes in Hong Kong with secondary school, NGO, and university: field collection, identification via DNA barcoding, and an electronic platform http://biodiversity.sls.cuhk.edu.hk/millipedes/

  • BSAP – Horseshoe Crab Survey and eDNA project

    BSAP – Horseshoe Crab Survey and eDNA project

    Field trail of juvenile horseshoe crab monitoring in Hong Kong using environmental DNA (eDNA) technique. http://biodiversity.sls.cuhk.edu.hk/HorseshoeCrab/?page_id=297&lang=zh

  • Horseshoe crabs Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda and Tachypleus tridendatus

    Horseshoe crabs Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda and Tachypleus tridendatus

    Horseshoe crab genomes reveal the evolutionary fates of genes and microRNAs after three rounds (3R) of whole genome duplication Whole genome duplication (WGD) has occurred in relatively few sexually reproducing invertebrates. Consequently, the WGD that occurred in the common ancestor of horseshoe crabs ~135 million years ago provides a rare opportunity to decipher the evolutionary […]

  • Cherry shrimp Neocaridina denticulata

    Cherry shrimp Neocaridina denticulata

    Genomic sequencing and experimental tractability of a new decapod shrimp model Neocaridina denticulata. The speciose Crustacea is the largest subphylum of arthropods on the planet after the Insecta. To date, however, the only publically available sequenced crustacean genome is that of the water flea, Daphnia pulex, a member of the Branchiopoda. While Daphnia is a […]

  • Crustacean transcriptome database including Stenopus hispidus, Neocaridina davidi, Cherax quadricarinatus, Panulirus ornatus, Paralithodes camtschaticus, Birgus latro, and Lysiosquillina maculata

    Crustacean transcriptome database including Stenopus hispidus, Neocaridina davidi, Cherax quadricarinatus, Panulirus ornatus, Paralithodes camtschaticus, Birgus latro, and Lysiosquillina maculata

    A crustacean annotated transcriptome (CAT) database Background Decapods are an order of crustaceans which includes shrimps, crabs, lobsters and crayfish. They occur worldwide and are of great scientific interest as well as being of ecological and economic importance in fisheries and aquaculture. However, our knowledge of their biology mainly comes from the group which is […]

  • Incense tree Aquilaria sinensis

    Incense tree Aquilaria sinensis

    Chromosomal-level reference genome of the incense tree Aquilaria sinensis Trees in the genus Aquilaria (Thymelaeaceae) are known as lign aloes, and are native to the forests of southeast Asia. Lign aloes produce agarwood as an antimicrobial defence. Agarwood has a long history of cultural and medicinal use, and is of considerable commercial value. However, due to habitat […]

  • True jellies Sanderia malayensis and Rhopilema esculentum

    True jellies Sanderia malayensis and Rhopilema esculentum

    Jellyfish genomes reveal distinct homeobox gene clusters and conservation of small RNA processing The Phylum Cnidaria represents a close outgroup to Bilateria and includes familiar animals including sea anemones, corals, hydroids, and jellyfish. Here we report genome sequencing and assembly for true jellyfish Sanderia malayensis and Rhopilema esculentum. The homeobox gene clusters are characterised by […]

  • Millipedes Helicorthomorpha holstii and Trigoniulus corallinus

    Millipedes Helicorthomorpha holstii and Trigoniulus corallinus

    Millipede genomes reveal unique adaptations during myriapod evolution Background The Myriapoda, composed of millipedes and centipedes, is a fascinating but poorly understood branch of life, including species with a highly unusual body plan and a range of unique adaptations to their environment. Here, we sequenced and assembled two chromosomal-level genomes of the millipedes Helicorthomorpha holstii […]