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1002 Yeast Genomes project first began as the ambitious next step to
understanding the important model species Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
The project represents the efforts of a collaboration between Joseph
Schacherer’s laboratory at the Université de Strasbourg, Gianni Liti’s
laboratory at the Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging (IRCAN) in Nice,
as well as Genoscope and has been funded largely by France Génomique. The
primary goal of this project was to obtain the most comprehensive genomic data
set to date, on a single species of yeast, and ultimately provide the most
extensive view of the genetic and phenotypic diversity within this model
species to date.
In keeping with the theme of other recent genome sequencing
endeavors (including the 1000 Genomes cataloging
genetic vacation in humans and the 1001
on Arabidopsis thaliana), the project was originally slated to
include 1002 strains from diverse global locations (including Australia,
Europe, Russia, Vietnam, and South Africa), as well as a variety of ecological
sources, such as dairy products, trees, insects, flowers, fruit and wine.
However, at this point we have a total of 1011 whole genome
sequences, which are soon to be available.
Laboratory involved :
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.