Sequence locally, think globally: The Darwin Tree of Life Project

Mieszkowska, N, Wilson, WH, Jenkins, HL, Mrowicki, R, Cunliffe, M, Adkins, P, Lonsdale, P, Harley, J, Bishop, JDD, Warring, S and Blaxter, ML 2022 Sequence locally, think globally: The Darwin Tree of Life Project. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119 (4), e211564211.

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The goals of the Earth Biogenome Project—to sequence the genomes of all eukaryotic life on earth—are as daunting as they are ambitious. The Darwin Tree of Life Project was founded to demonstrate the credibility of these goals and to deliver at-scale genome sequences of unprecedented quality for a biogeographic region: the archipelago of islands that constitute Britain and Ireland. The Darwin Tree of Life Project is a collaboration between biodiversity organizations (museums, botanical gardens, and biodiversity institutes) and genomics institutes. Together, we have built a workflow that collects specimens from the field, robustly identifies them, performs sequencing, generates high-quality, curated assemblies, and releases these openly for the global community to use to build future science and conservation efforts.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Additional Keywords: The Darwin Tree of Life Project, Genomes, Global, Earth Biogenome Project, Eukaryotic life, Britain and Ireland, Biodiversity Organizations, Conservation
Subjects: Biology
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Ecology and Environment
Marine Sciences
Divisions: Marine Biological Association of the UK > Other (MBA)
Depositing User: Tamar Atkinson
Date made live: 29 Apr 2022 14:59
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2022 14:59

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