Vote now for the world’s most interesting genome!
We’ve scoured the planet for the most intriguing creepies, crawlies, leafies, and cuddlies and found quite a few. These top five finalists have been selected by a committee of scientists, and now we need your help to decide the world’s most interesting genome. The final winner receives SMRT Sequencing, including genome assembly or Iso-Seq analysis, from our partners the Arizona Genomics Institute and Computomics.
Learn more about the final five
- Dancing with Dingoes
- Unraveling the Mysteries of the Explosive Bombardier Beetle
- Conservation Genomics to the Rescue – Saving the Dodo’s Cousin
- The Climate-friendly ‘Solar-powered’ Sea Slug
- Genomics and Venomics of the Sexually Dimorphic Temple Pitviper
Community polling now through April 5th.
Learn about our SMRT Grant partners
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.