The road to 10,000 plant genomes

Diversity in plant genomes remains largely unexplored. The 10,000 Plant Genome Sequencing Project is a landmark effort to catalogue plant genomic variation, representing a major step in understanding the tree of life. The project offers new opportunities to study biological processes and address fundamental research questions.

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Fig. 1: Plant groups currently without high-quality reference genome sequences.

Images courtesy of: Suradech Kongkiatpaiboon / Alamy Stock Photo (a); David Davis / Photolibrary / Getty (b); Martin Fowler / Alamy Stock (d)

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Twyford, A.D. The road to 10,000 plant genomes. Nature Plants 4, 312–313 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-018-0165-2

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