The i5k initiative plans to sequence the genomes of 5,000 insect and related arthropod species over the next 5 years. This project will be transformative because it aims to sequence the genomes of all insect species known to be important to worldwide agriculture, food safety, medicine, and energy production; all those used as models in biology; the most abundant in world ecosystems; and representatives in every branch of insect phylogeny so as to achieve a deep understanding of arthropod evolution and phylogeny.
The i5k initiative will be broad and inclusive and thus is seeking to involve scientists from around the world and obtain funding from academia, governments, industry, and private sources. To get involved please, let people know which species you work with and maybe nominate some for sequencing as part of the i5k effort.
Introduction to the i5k Insect and other Arthropod Genome Sequencing Initiative - AGC Talk >> http://arthropodgenomes.org/wiki/i5K/Hackett_AGC_talk_2011-06-09
Please see attached: First Announcement for i5k Community Workshop May 30-31, 2012 >> http://arthropodgenomes.org/wiki/File:i5kFlyer010312.pdf (Open this link in a separate tab or window, click the file name, then view or download the file.)
Notice the newly added: Criteria for Prioritization of Arthropods/Pre-sequencing Informatics >> http://arthropodgenomes.org/wiki/i5K/Pre_sequencing_informatics
Notice the newly added i5k Brochure of August, 2012 >> http://arthropodgenomes.org/w/images/b/b2/i5k_flier_Aug-2012.pdf
Use the links in the left-hand margin to navigate through the wiki to find out where much of the work is being accomplished and reported.
Nominating a species
We are asking the community to nominate species for sequencing. You can do this through a number of routes:
Online Web form: To nominate a species please use.
Bulk submission of multiple species: Finally, if you want to nominate multiple species then try the CSV style spreadsheet option. Add the relevant fields in a text editor or spreadsheet application and mail the file to email@example.com.
- Proposed species
- Summary of species by order
- Full list of proposed species
- Associated Genomics Efforts
Total no. of species: 807
Pie-chart generated: 2013-05-22
The Genome 10K project aims to assemble a genomic zoo—a collection of DNA sequences representing the genomes of 10,000 vertebrate species, approximately one for every vertebrate genus. The trajectory of cost reduction in DNA sequencing suggests that this project will be feasible within a few years. Capturing the genetic diversity of vertebrate species would create an unprecedented resource for the life sciences and for worldwide conservation efforts.
The growing Genome 10K Community of Scientists (G10KCOS), made up of leading scientists representing major zoos, museums, research centers, and universities around the world, is dedicated to coordinating efforts in tissue specimen collection that will lay the groundwork for a large-scale sequencing and analysis project.
Insects are one of the most species-rich groups of metazoan organisms. They play a pivotal role in most non-marine ecosystems and many insect species are of enormous economical and medical importance. Unraveling the evolution of insects is essential for understanding how life in terrestrial and limnic environments evolved. The 1KITE (1K Insect Transcriptome Evolution) project aims to study the transcriptomes (that is the entirety of expressed genes) of 1,000 insect species encompassing all recognized insect orders. For each species, so-called ESTs (Expressed Sequence Tags) will be produced using next generation sequencing techniques (NGS). Sequencing will be completed by the end of 2012. The expected data will allow inferring for the first time a robust phylogenetic backbone tree of insects.