Rainbow trout Genome Database

The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a member of the salmonid family that is of major eclolgical interest worldwide.The steelhead (sometimes called "steelhead trout") is an anadromous (sea-run) form of the coastal rainbow trout (O. m. irideus) or Columbia River redband trout (O. m. gairdneri) that usually returns to fresh water to spawn after living two to three years in the ocean. It is one of the most studied fish species and is extensively used for research in many fields such as carcino-genesis,toxicology, immunology, ecology,physiology and nutrition.It is also an important aquaculture species of major economic importance raised in both hemispheres and on all continents.


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