a public service, the draft assembly of the Fugu rubripes genome, as well
as the raw sequencing data that contributed to the assembly, is being
made available by the Fugu Genome Consortium before scientific publication.
The Fugu Genome Consortium reserves the exclusive right to publish, in
a timely manner, the assembly and sequence of the fugu genome along with
an initial genome-scale analysis. Reserved analyses include the identification
of complete sets of genomic features such as genes, gene families, regulatory
elements, repeat structures, GC content, etc., and the identification
of regions of evolutionary conservation across the entire genome.
The data may be freely
downloaded and used by all users who respect the restrictions of the previous
paragraph. The assembly and raw sequence reads should not be redistributed
or repackaged without permission from the Fugu Genome Consortium.
The Fugu Genome Consortium
encourages the use of the Fugu genome sequence for the comparative analysis
of individual genes and genomic regions. To this end, Fugu genome browsers
with preliminary annotations are being made available on the web by the
Consortium at JGI and Singapore, and the draft sequence will be deposited
prior to publication in public databases. Publications using the Fugu genome sequence for the analysis of individual genes and genomic regions
should include the acknowledgement "This data has been provided freely
by the Fugu Genome Consortium for use in this publication/correspondence