The era of reference genomes in conservation genomics

Giulio Formenti, Kathrin Theissinger, Carlos Fernandes, Iliana Bista, Aureliano Bombarely, Christoph Bleidorn, Claudio Ciofi, Angelica Crottini, José A. Godoy, Jacob Hoglund, Joanna Malukiewicz, Alice Mouton, Rebekah A. Oomen, Sadye Paez, Per J. Palsbøll, Christophe Pampoulie, María J. Ruiz-López, Hannes Svardal, Constantina Theofanopoulou, Jan de VriesAnn Marie Waldvogel, Guojie Zhang, Camila J. Mazzoni, Erich Jarvis, Miklós Bálint*, European Reference Genome Atlas (ERGA) Consortium

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Progress in genome sequencing now enables the large-scale generation of reference genomes. Various international initiatives aim to generate reference genomes representing global biodiversity. These genomes provide unique insights into genomic diversity and architecture, thereby enabling comprehensive analyses of population and functional genomics, and are expected to revolutionize conservation genomics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-202
Number of pages6
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Volume37
Issue number3
Early online date8 Feb 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

Keywords

  • biodiversity conservation
  • conservation genetics
  • ERGA
  • European Reference Genome Atlas

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