The world’s most interesting genome!
We scoured the planet for the most intriguing creepies, crawlies, leafies, and cuddlies and found quite a few. A committee of scientists selected five finalists, and community voting decided the winner. Dancing with Dingoes will receive PacBio genome sequencing and assembly thanks to our partners the Arizona Genomics Institute and Computomics.
2017 Plant & Animal SMRT Grant Finalists
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Thanks to our partners for making the 2017 Plant and Animal SMRT Grant Program possible!
The Arizona Genomics Institute (AGI) on the University of Arizona campus is focused on structural, evolutionary, and functional genomics of crop plants and has played significant roles in over 30 plant and animal genome projects. Having both the PacBio RS II and the Sequel System, AGI is pleased to offer PacBio sequencing services for whole genome, transcriptomes, and BAC clones.
Computomics based in Tübingen, Germany, utilizes cutting edge bioinformatics tools to offer highly accurate, customized services to plant and animal researchers across the globe. Computomics assists with developing next-generation sequencing strategies and offers consultation from library prep through detailed data analysis, including genome assembly and annotation services.
Winner’s Circle: Past Grant Recipients
- 2016 Winner – Metal-devouring plant hero, Sedum alfredii ‐ Prof. Renying Zhuo from Chinese Academy of Forestry
- 2015 Winner – Samoan rainforest tree, Homalanthus nutans ‐ Jay Keasling and Jeff Wong from University of California, Berkeley
- 2014 Winner – Desiccation-tolerant grass, Oropetium thomaeum ‐ Robert vanBuren from Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Need some inspiration? Learn more about SMRT Sequencing for Plant & Animal Genomes.