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Reference allele frequencies for populations pools of Atlantic Herring (Clupea harengus)

Citation

Pettersson, Mats; Andersson, Leif (2020), Reference allele frequencies for populations pools of Atlantic Herring (Clupea harengus), Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.pnvx0k6kr

Abstract

Atlantic herring is widespread in North Atlantic and adjacent waters and is one of the most abundant vertebrates on earth. This species is well suited to explore genetic adaptation due to minute genetic differentiation at selectively neutral loci. Here we report hundreds of loci underlying ecological adaptation to different geographic areas and spawning conditions. Four of these represent megabase inversions confirmed by long read sequencing. The genetic architecture underlying ecological adaptation in herring deviates from expectation under a classical infinitesimal model for complex traits because of large shifts in allele frequencies at hundreds of loci under selection.

Methods

The data contains reference allele frequecies for the population samples described in "Ecological adaptation in Atlantic herring is associated with large shifts in allele frequencies at hundreds of loci." Corresponding read-sets can be found in BioProject PRJNA642736. The positions relate to genome assembly version Ch_v2.0.2 (GCA_900700415.1).