The UK arm, known as the Darwin Tree of Life Project, will form part of the EBP in its effort to sequence 66,000 species. The project is part of a large-scale collaboration between the Sanger Institute, Natural History Museum in London, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Earlham Institute, Edinburgh Genomics, University of Edinburgh and EMBL-EBI. The collaborators will be involved in all aspects of the project from sample collection, sequencing, genome assembly and annotation through to data storage. Last week a #DNAbioblitz between Natural England and the National History Museum London took place as part of building better barcoding libraries for UK wildlife species.
Learn more about this exciting project here.