23rd International Colloquium on Animal Cytogenetics and Genomics, June 9-12, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Today we count some 62,000 species of vertebrates (half are fishes) including some 550 species of mammals on earth. The genome sequencing of non-laboratory species in recent years is expanding our breadth and understanding of genetic bases of adaptation and evolution in varied and amazing ways.
Recent completion and inspection of whole genome sequence and assembly for over 200 species of mammals, from platypus to panda to human, offer the prospect of a better view of the patterns of changes within genome organization across the mammalian radiations. In 2009 my colleagues and I have created Genome-10K, an international consortium of scientist who have set a goal of gathering, sequencing, assembling, and annotating to high quality some 10,000 vertebrate genomes with 2nd and 3rd generation sequencing technology within the coming five years. These activities and advances provide an enormous Bioinformatics challenge whose solution will provide future zoologists of every persuasion a genome sequence resource for their favorite study animal. The applications and potential for the genome sequence in several research questions will be discussed.
Conference Proceeding Title
Comparative Cytogenetics v.12(3)
O'Brien, Stephen James; Tamazian, Gaik; Komissarov, Aleksey; Dobrynin, Pavel; Krasheninnikova, Ksenia; Kliver, Sergey; Cherkasov, Nikolay; and Koepfli, Klaus-Peter, "A Moving Landscape for Comparative Genomics in Mammals" (2018). Biology Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, Lectures. 324.