Genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea: sequencing a myriad of type strains

Kyrpides, Nikos C., Hugenholtz, Philip, Eisen, Jonathan A., Woyke, Tanja, Goker, Markus, Parker, Charles T., Amann, Rudolf, Beck, Brian J., Chun, Jongsik, Colwell, Rita R., Danchin, Antoine, Dawyndt, Peter, Dedeurwaerdere, Tom, DeLong, Edward F., Detter, John C., De Vos, Paul, Donohue, Timothy J., Dong, Xiu-Zhu, Ehrlich, Dusko S., Fraser, Claire, Gibbs, Richard, Gilbert, Jack, Gilna, Paul, Glockner, Frank Oliver, Jansson, Janet K., Keasling, Jay D., Knight, Rob, Labeda, David, Lapidus, Alla, Lee, Jung-Sook, Li, Wen-Jun, MA, Juncai, Markowitz, Victor, Moore, Edward R. B., Morrison, Mark, Meyer, Folker, Nelson, Karen E., Ohkuma, Moriya, Ouzounis, Christos A., Pace, Norman, Parkhill,Julian, Qin, Nan, Rossello-Mora, Ramon, Sikorski, Johannes, Smith, David, Sogin, Mitch, Stevens, Rick, Stingl, Uli, Suzuki, Ken-ichiro, Taylor, Dorothea, Tiedje, Jim M., Tindall, Brian, Wagner, Michael, Weinstock, George, Weissenbach, Jean, White, Owen, Wang, Jun, Zhang, Lixin, Zhou, Yu-Guang, Field, Dawn, Whitman, William B., Garrity, George M. and Klenk, Hans-Peter (2014) Genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea: sequencing a myriad of type strains. PLoS Biology, 12 8: e1001920.1-e1001920.7. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001920

Author Kyrpides, Nikos C.
Hugenholtz, Philip
Eisen, Jonathan A.
Woyke, Tanja
Goker, Markus
Parker, Charles T.
Amann, Rudolf
Beck, Brian J.
Chun, Jongsik
Colwell, Rita R.
Danchin, Antoine
Dawyndt, Peter
Dedeurwaerdere, Tom
DeLong, Edward F.
Detter, John C.
De Vos, Paul
Donohue, Timothy J.
Dong, Xiu-Zhu
Ehrlich, Dusko S.
Fraser, Claire
Gibbs, Richard
Gilbert, Jack
Gilna, Paul
Glockner, Frank Oliver
Jansson, Janet K.
Keasling, Jay D.
Knight, Rob
Labeda, David
Lapidus, Alla
Lee, Jung-Sook
Li, Wen-Jun
MA, Juncai
Markowitz, Victor
Moore, Edward R. B.
Morrison, Mark
Meyer, Folker
Nelson, Karen E.
Ohkuma, Moriya
Ouzounis, Christos A.
Pace, Norman
Qin, Nan
Rossello-Mora, Ramon
Sikorski, Johannes
Smith, David
Sogin, Mitch
Stevens, Rick
Stingl, Uli
Suzuki, Ken-ichiro
Taylor, Dorothea
Tiedje, Jim M.
Tindall, Brian
Wagner, Michael
Weinstock, George
Weissenbach, Jean
White, Owen
Wang, Jun
Zhang, Lixin
Zhou, Yu-Guang
Field, Dawn
Whitman, William B.
Garrity, George M.
Klenk, Hans-Peter
Title Genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea: sequencing a myriad of type strains
Journal name PLoS Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1544-9173
Publication date 2014-08-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001920
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 12
Issue 8
Start page e1001920.1
End page e1001920.7
Total pages 7
Place of publication San Francisco, CA United States
Publisher Public Library of Science
Language eng
Subject 2800 Neuroscience
1300 Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
2400 Immunology and Microbiology
1100 Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Abstract Microbes hold the key to life. They hold the secrets to our past (as the descendants of the earliest forms of life) and the prospects for our future (as we mine their genes for solutions to some of the planet's most pressing problems, from global warming to antibiotic resistance). However, the piecemeal approach that has defined efforts to study microbial genetic diversity for over 20 years and in over 30,000 genome projects risks squandering that promise. These efforts have covered less than 20% of the diversity of the cultured archaeal and bacterial species, which represent just 15% of the overall known prokaryotic diversity. Here we call for the funding of a systematic effort to produce a comprehensive genomic catalog of all cultured Bacteria and Archaea by sequencing, where available, the type strain of each species with a validly published name (currently∼11,000). This effort will provide an unprecedented level of coverage of our planet's genetic diversity, allow for the large-scale discovery of novel genes and functions, and lead to an improved understanding of microbial evolution and function in the environment.
Keyword Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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