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Earth Biogenome Project: Present status and future plans

Gupta, P.K. (2022) Earth Biogenome Project: Present status and future plans. Trends in Genetics, 38 (8). P811-820.

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Earth Biogenome Project (EBP) is an ambitious project targeted to provide high-quality reference genome sequences for all 1.8 million named extant (living) eukaryote species. The project was launched on 1 November 2018 with an initial 2 years’ pilot phase (2018–2020) followed by Phase I (2020–2023), during which genomes of 9400 species will be sequenced. The genomes of the remaining ~1.7 million species will be sequenced in a planned manner during Phase II (2024–2027) and Phase III (2028–2030). In view of the excitement generated and the progress already made, the subject was covered in a Special Feature of a recent issue of PNAS (25 January 2022). The present status and future plans of EBP along with challenges faced are briefly discussed in this article.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Centre for Crop and Food Innovation
Publisher: Cell Press an Imprint of Elsevier
Copyright: © 2022 Elsevier Ltd.
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