Gadus morhua

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  • The Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) is confined to the North Atlantic Ocean where it inhabits benthopelagic environments at continental shelves and banks from Atlantic Canada to Northern Europe.
  • Atlantic cod is of great economical value and has historically been a major contributor to the cultural identity of people living in the coastal areas.[1] [2].
  • Common Name: Atlantic cod
  • NCBI Taxonomy

Different Tissues

Reference Genes

Gene Symbol Gene Name Application Scope Accession Number Primers (5'-3')
Size [bp] Tm [℃] Detection
Ubi[1] Ubiquitin
  • Universal reference gene
69 bp 60 SYBR
ARP[1] Acidic ribosomal protein
  • Universal reference gene
113 bp 60 SYBR

Molecular Types

  • mRNA

Evaluation Methods


  • Name: Pål A Olsvik
  • Email:
  • Institution: National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research, Nordnesboder 2, N-5005 Bergen, Norway

Citation Statistics

Cited by 80 (Based on Google Scholar [2017-06-01])


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Olsvik P A, Søfteland L, Lie K K. Selection of reference genes for qRT-PCR examination of wild populations of Atlantic cod Gadus morhua[J]. BMC Research Notes, 2008, 1(1): 47.
  2. Johansen S D, Coucheron D H, Andreassen M, et al. Large-scale sequence analyses of Atlantic cod[J]. New Biotechnology, 2009, 25(5): 263-271.