All our lives depend on plants and fungi. Genome sequencing is beginning to uncover their incredible diversity, yet only a tiny fraction of the millions of species which inhabit the planet have been analysed. The Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence the DNA of all complex life, will be cataloguing and sequencing all plants and fungi, together with all animals and protozoa.The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is home to the largest and most diverse collection of plants and fungi in the world. They are a key partner in the Darwin Tree of Life Project to sequence the genomes of all eukaryotic life in the UK – providing scientific expertise and extensive plant and fungi collections.
Source: Wellcome Sanger Institute
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