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.