1000 Complete Bacterial and Archaea Genomes -wow

1000 Complete Bacterial and Archaeal Genomes in Genbank. Big MileStone. Good day for a microbial genome party. This whole thing is amazing to me. I moved to TIGR in 1998 in order to get in early on the “genome sequencing revolution” as we called it then. We were amazed when the 10th genome came out. We were then thrilled when TIGR sequenced its 20th genome. And now, there are 1000. Amazing.

And as Nikos Kyrpides just told me (he is sitting next to me right now) – actually if you go to GOLD (Genomes Online) (Nikos runs this DB) you can see there are actually a few more than 1K there. Even more amazing.

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Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

4 thoughts on “1000 Complete Bacterial and Archaea Genomes -wow”

  1. So which named species will be the first to have 1000 strains sequenced?

    You must be joking 🙂 You really think that E.coli will not be first? With Richard Lenski probably sequencing all his strains as we speak?


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