I second the motion to try and accumulate a more complete list of
genomes in progress. Don referred to a partial table at NCBI:
This table is generated from the Genome Projects database
(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomeprj), which contains records
describing various types of ongoing or finished genome projects. When
whole genome, transcriptome, and other types of genome sequencing
projects are submitted to GenBank, EMBL, or DDBJ, the submitter is
required to also register their project in the Genome Projects database.
Thus, the Genome Projects database should have a complete listing of all
arthropod genomes with sequence in the public databases.
Curators at NCBI used to create genome project records when projects
were first started based on information from NHGRI or other sources.
Now, in the age of cheap sequencing, we no longer have knowledge of what
projects are underway or the time to create projects proactively, so the
table of "in progress" genomes is a poor representation of what is
One option would be for those of you with projects that are nearing
completion to go ahead and register your project at NCBI:
This will give you a genome project ID that you will be needing for your
submission anyway, and your genome should appear on the "in progress"
table above in a few days.
I've heard of a lot of projects that are in the works, but I'm sure
there are more coming and it would be useful to have a more complete
listing of what to expect. These are exciting times!
Let me know if you have any questions about the Genome Projects
database, or anything else for that matter, and I'd be glad to help.
Terence Murphy, Ph.D.
RefSeq Project, Arthropod Genome Champion
45 Center Drive, Room 4AS.37D-82
Bethesda, MD 20892-6510
e-mail: murphyte from ncbi.nlm.nih.gov