Genome on a Tree (GoaT)
GoaT is a powerful data aggregator and portal to explore and report underlying data for the eukaryotic tree of life. It indexes publicly available genomic metadata for all eukaryotic species and interpolates missing values through phylogenetic comparison.
As genomic data transform our understanding of biodiversity, the EBP has set a goal of generating reference quality genome assemblies for all ~1.9 million described eukaryotic taxa. Meeting this goal requires coordination among many individual regional and taxon-focussed projects working under the EBP umbrella. Large-scale sequencing projects require ready access to validated genome-relevant metadata, such as genome sizes and karyotypes, but these data are dispersed across the literature, and directly measured values are lacking for most taxa.
To meet these needs, a team at the Wellcome Sanger Institute’s Tree of Life Programme have developed Genomes on a Tree (GoaT), an Elasticsearch-powered datastore and search index for genome-relevant metadata and sequencing project plans and statuses.
Aquatic Symbiosis Genomics Project
An ambitious project to read the genomes of 1,000 freshwater and marine species that represent more than 500 symbiotic relationships, ...