Every year, the JGI sequences around 35,000 samples — from plants, algae, bacteria, archaea, fungi, viruses — to support scientists around the world. Most of those researchers send their samples in from afar, without ever hearing much about the sequencing lab. So today, Chris Daum walks through the JGI’s sequencing pipeline, where there are freezers with names — but not doors — and robots handle a bunch of benchwork.
In 2018, the JGI helped assemble the Hungate1000 catalog. To date it is the single largest effort to provide a cataloged and curated culture and genome sequence resource of rumen microorganisms. [Read More]
As part of the JGI’s 25th anniversary celebration, the 2022 Annual Meeting featured speakers whose talks shed light on how the JGI was established, all that it has contributed, and what they’re excited about in JGI’s future. [Read More]
The JGI hosted some of the brightest minds in genetics as part of our 2022 Annual Meeting: Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna of UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab, Assaf Vardi of the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Susan Wessler of UC Riverside. [Read More]
Maximizing soybean yield is critical to energy independence in the U.S. Not only does it pair with maize, the dominant source of bioethanol, in crop rotation, but soybean (Glycine max) also has the advantage of reducing the need for nitrogen fertilizer. These impressive environmental and energy advantages explain why soybean is a flagship genome of the JGI’s Plant Program. [Read More]
Since the JGI’s sequencing of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii — the tiny alga with a mighty impact — became available, those sequences have been cited in almost one-fourth (23.8%) of publications focused on that specific algae. The reference genome is cited in roughly 10% of all since-released publications on green algae. [Read More]
ActinoBase, a public platform built on the knowledge of researchers studying actinomycetes, is the focus of a recent paper published in Microbial Genomics, ”ActinoBase: An Actinomycete Community Wiki.” [Read More]