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Table 2 Comparison of genome assembly in sequenced fishes

From: High-quality genome assembly of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus

Species Sequencing platform (Mb) Assembled genome size (Mb) scaffold N50 (kb) contig N50 (kb)
catfish (BGI) Illumina 845 7248 48.5
catfish (Liu’s study [1]) Illumina, Pacbio 942 7726 77.2
zebrafish Illumina, Sanger 1412 1551 25.0
Atlantic herring Illumina 808 1840 21.3
greenpuffer Sanger 342 100 16.0
medaka Sanger 700 1410 9.8
stickleback Sanger, Illumina 463 10,800 83.2
fugu Sanger 332 unknown 16.5
cod 454 753 459 2.8
platyfish 454, Illumina 669 1102 21.0
lamprey 454, Illumina 816 173 unknown
lancelets Illumina 520 unknown unknown
tuna 454, Illumina 800 136 7.6
mudskipper Illumina 983 2309 20.0