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P10K: 10,000 Protist Genomes Project

The Protist 10,000 Genomes (P10K) Project aims to decipher genome sequences and build a comprehensive database resource of approximately 10,000 species of protists, including representatives of every major clade, within the next three years (2020–2022). The P10K Project will enable us to complete the protist tree of life at genome-level resolution, and lead to better understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the origin/evolution of biodiversity, multicellular organisms and sexual reproduction, adaptation to extreme environments, and symbiotic relationships.

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The final aim of P10K is to obtain genome information for ~10,000 species of protists through de novo sequencing combined with metagenomic data-mining. The P10K Project is an open initiative, and collaborators are welcome to join.

Leading Institutes

National Data/Resource Center

National Aquatic Biological Resource Center Natinal Genomics Data Center