Monday, July 15, 2019

a world of genomes

Open Archive Day

A year ago I reported about the Earth BioGenome project, which aims to sequence the genomes of all eukaryotic species known to science (plus a few new ones to be discovered in the process) within 10 years. I love the uncompromising thoroughness of this approach, but boy, they must have an inordinate fondness for beetles ...

So that's nine years to go, maybe I should check back at half time how they are doing.

In the meantime, my feature from last July is now in the open archives:

The genome sequence of everything

Protists of the rhizarian supergroup, which includes Ernst Haeckel’s radiolarians, comprise a large number of species that are poorly characterised and not yet represented in genome research. (Scan housed at the Biodiversity Heritage Library, provided by Harvard University.)

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