More protist genomes needed

DNA sequencing is faster and cheaper than ever before but quantity does not necessarily mean quality. Towards a comprehensive understanding of the microbial biosphere, we need more reference genomes from single-celled eukaryotes (protists) across the full breadth of eukaryotic diversity.

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Figure 1: Protist diversity.
Figure 2: Genomes and transcriptomes across the eukaryotic tree of life.

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Sibbald, S., Archibald, J. More protist genomes needed. Nat Ecol Evol 1, 0145 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0145

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