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Gigascience. 2018 Mar 1;7(3):1-9. doi: 10.1093/gigascience/giy013.

10KP: A phylodiverse genome sequencing plan.

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1
BGI-Shenzhen, Shenzhen 518083, China.
2
China National GeneBank, BGI-Shenzhen, Shenzhen 518120, China.
3
Botanical Institute, Universität zu Köln, Cologne D-50674, Germany.
4
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.
5
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 3EA, UK.
6
Centre for Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax NS, B3H 4R2 Canada.
7
Laboratoire de Recherche en Sciences Végétales, Université de Toulouse, UPS/CNRS, 24 chemin de Borde Rouge, Auzeville B.P. 42617, 31326 Castanet-Tolosan, France.
8
Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA and Section of Plant Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA.
9
Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, PO Box 117800, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA.
10
James D. Watson Institute of Genome Sciences, Hangzhou 310058, China.
11
Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA.
12
Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z4 Canada.
13
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, T6G 2E9 Canada.
14
Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, T6G 2E1 Canada.

Abstract

Understanding plant evolution and diversity in a phylogenomic context is an enormous challenge due, in part, to limited availability of genome-scale data across phylodiverse species. The 10KP (10,000 Plants) Genome Sequencing Project will sequence and characterize representative genomes from every major clade of embryophytes, green algae, and protists (excluding fungi) within the next 5 years. By implementing and continuously improving leading-edge sequencing technologies and bioinformatics tools, 10KP will catalogue the genome content of plant and protist diversity and make these data freely available as an enduring foundation for future scientific discoveries and applications. 10KP is structured as an international consortium, open to the global community, including botanical gardens, plant research institutes, universities, and private industry. Our immediate goal is to establish a policy framework for this endeavor, the principles of which are outlined here.

PMID:
29618049
PMCID:
PMC5869286
DOI:
10.1093/gigascience/giy013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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