The Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA): Developing Community Resources to Study Diverse Invertebrate Genomes

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/575591
Title:
The Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA): Developing Community Resources to Study Diverse Invertebrate Genomes
Authors:
Bracken-Grissom, Heather; Collins, Allen G.; Collins, Timothy; Crandall, Keith; Distel, Daniel; Dunn, Casey; Giribet, Gonzalo; Haddock, Steven; Knowlton, Nancy; Martindale, Mark; Medina, Monica; Messing, Charles; O'Brien, Stephen J.; Paulay, Gustav; Putnam, Nicolas; Ravasi, Timothy ( 0000-0002-9950-465X ) ; Rouse, Greg W.; Ryan, Joseph F.; Schulze, Anja; Worheide, Gert ( 0000-0002-6380-7421 ) ; Adamska, Maja; Bailly, Xavier; Breinholt, Jesse; Browne, William E.; Diaz, M. Christina; Evans, Nathaniel; Flot, Jean-Francois; Fogarty, Nicole; Johnston, Matthew; Kamel, Bishoy; Kawahara, Akito Y.; Laberge, Tammy; Lavrov, Dennis; Michonneau, Francois; Moroz, Leonid L.; Oakley, Todd; Osborne, Karen; Pomponi, Shirley A.; Rhodes, Adelaide; Rodriguez-Lanetty, Mauricio; Santos, Scott R.; Satoh, Nori; Thacker, Robert W.; Van de Peer, Yves ( 0000-0003-4327-3730 ) ; Voolstra, Christian R. ( 0000-0003-4555-3795 ) ; Welch, David Mark; Winston, Judith; Zhou, Xin ( 0000-0002-1407-7952 )
Abstract:
Over 95% of all metazoan (animal) species comprise the invertebrates, but very few genomes from these organisms have been sequenced. We have, therefore, formed a Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA). Our intent is to build a collaborative network of diverse scientists to tackle major challenges (e.g., species selection, sample collection and storage, sequence assembly, annotation, analytical tools) associated with genome/transcriptome sequencing across a large taxonomic spectrum. We aim to promote standards that will facilitate comparative approaches to invertebrate genomics and collaborations across the international scientific community. Candidate study taxa include species from Porifera, Ctenophora, Cnidaria, Placozoa, Mollusca, Arthropoda, Echinodermata, Annelida, Bryozoa, and Platyhelminthes, among others. GIGA will target 7000 noninsect/nonnematode species, with an emphasis on marine taxa because of the unrivaled phyletic diversity in the oceans. Priorities for selecting invertebrates for sequencing will include, but are not restricted to, their phylogenetic placement; relevance to organismal, ecological, and conservation research; and their importance to fisheries and human health. We highlight benefits of sequencing both whole genomes (DNA) and transcriptomes and also suggest policies for genomic-level data access and sharing based on transparency and inclusiveness. The GIGA Web site () has been launched to facilitate this collaborative venture.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC); Bioscience Program; Integrative Systems Biology Lab; Marine Science Program; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Reef Genomics Lab
Publisher:
Oxford University Press (OUP)
Journal:
Journal of Heredity
Issue Date:
12-Dec-2013
DOI:
10.1093/jhered/est084
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0022-1503; 1465-7333
Sponsors:
American Genetic Association with a Special Event Award that provided the primary funding for the maiden GIGA workshop; Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics (Russia Ministry of Science Mega grant 11.G34.31.0068 to S.J. O'Brien, Principal Investigator); Life Technologies and BioNanoGenomics; National Science Foundation's "Assembling the Tree of Life" (DEB awards 0732903, 0829763, 0829783, 0829791, 0829986).
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Bioscience Program; Marine Science Program; Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorBracken-Grissom, Heatheren
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Allen G.en
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Timothyen
dc.contributor.authorCrandall, Keithen
dc.contributor.authorDistel, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorDunn, Caseyen
dc.contributor.authorGiribet, Gonzaloen
dc.contributor.authorHaddock, Stevenen
dc.contributor.authorKnowlton, Nancyen
dc.contributor.authorMartindale, Marken
dc.contributor.authorMedina, Monicaen
dc.contributor.authorMessing, Charlesen
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Stephen J.en
dc.contributor.authorPaulay, Gustaven
dc.contributor.authorPutnam, Nicolasen
dc.contributor.authorRavasi, Timothyen
dc.contributor.authorRouse, Greg W.en
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Joseph F.en
dc.contributor.authorSchulze, Anjaen
dc.contributor.authorWorheide, Gerten
dc.contributor.authorAdamska, Majaen
dc.contributor.authorBailly, Xavieren
dc.contributor.authorBreinholt, Jesseen
dc.contributor.authorBrowne, William E.en
dc.contributor.authorDiaz, M. Christinaen
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Nathanielen
dc.contributor.authorFlot, Jean-Francoisen
dc.contributor.authorFogarty, Nicoleen
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorKamel, Bishoyen
dc.contributor.authorKawahara, Akito Y.en
dc.contributor.authorLaberge, Tammyen
dc.contributor.authorLavrov, Dennisen
dc.contributor.authorMichonneau, Francoisen
dc.contributor.authorMoroz, Leonid L.en
dc.contributor.authorOakley, Todden
dc.contributor.authorOsborne, Karenen
dc.contributor.authorPomponi, Shirley A.en
dc.contributor.authorRhodes, Adelaideen
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez-Lanetty, Mauricioen
dc.contributor.authorSantos, Scott R.en
dc.contributor.authorSatoh, Norien
dc.contributor.authorThacker, Robert W.en
dc.contributor.authorVan de Peer, Yvesen
dc.contributor.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
dc.contributor.authorWelch, David Marken
dc.contributor.authorWinston, Judithen
dc.contributor.authorZhou, Xinen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-24T08:33:38Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-24T08:33:38Zen
dc.date.issued2013-12-12en
dc.identifier.issn0022-1503en
dc.identifier.issn1465-7333en
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/jhered/est084en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/575591en
dc.description.abstractOver 95% of all metazoan (animal) species comprise the invertebrates, but very few genomes from these organisms have been sequenced. We have, therefore, formed a Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA). Our intent is to build a collaborative network of diverse scientists to tackle major challenges (e.g., species selection, sample collection and storage, sequence assembly, annotation, analytical tools) associated with genome/transcriptome sequencing across a large taxonomic spectrum. We aim to promote standards that will facilitate comparative approaches to invertebrate genomics and collaborations across the international scientific community. Candidate study taxa include species from Porifera, Ctenophora, Cnidaria, Placozoa, Mollusca, Arthropoda, Echinodermata, Annelida, Bryozoa, and Platyhelminthes, among others. GIGA will target 7000 noninsect/nonnematode species, with an emphasis on marine taxa because of the unrivaled phyletic diversity in the oceans. Priorities for selecting invertebrates for sequencing will include, but are not restricted to, their phylogenetic placement; relevance to organismal, ecological, and conservation research; and their importance to fisheries and human health. We highlight benefits of sequencing both whole genomes (DNA) and transcriptomes and also suggest policies for genomic-level data access and sharing based on transparency and inclusiveness. The GIGA Web site () has been launched to facilitate this collaborative venture.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAmerican Genetic Association with a Special Event Award that provided the primary funding for the maiden GIGA workshop; Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics (Russia Ministry of Science Mega grant 11.G34.31.0068 to S.J. O'Brien, Principal Investigator); Life Technologies and BioNanoGenomics; National Science Foundation's "Assembling the Tree of Life" (DEB awards 0732903, 0829763, 0829783, 0829791, 0829986).en
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)en
dc.titleThe Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA): Developing Community Resources to Study Diverse Invertebrate Genomesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentComputational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentBioscience Programen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrative Systems Biology Laben
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentReef Genomics Laben
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Heredityen
dc.contributor.institutionFlorida Int Univ, Miami, FL 33199 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionSmithsonian Inst, Natl Museum Nat Hist, Washington, DC 20560 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionGeorge Washington Univ, Washington, DC USAen
dc.contributor.institutionOcean Genome Legacy, Ipswich, MA USAen
dc.contributor.institutionBrown Univ, Providence, RI 02912 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionHarvard Univ, Museum Comparat Zool, Cambridge, MA 02138 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionMonterey Bay Aquarium Res Inst, Moss Landing, CA USAen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Florida, Whitney Lab, St Augustine, FL 32086 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionPenn State Univ, State Coll, PA USAen
dc.contributor.institutionNova SE Univ, Oceanog Ctr, Dania, FL USAen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Florida, Florida Museum Nat Hist, Gainesville, FL 32611 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionRice Univ, Houston, TX USAen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Calif San Diego, Scripps Inst Oceanog, San Diego, CA 92103 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionSars Int Ctr Marine Mol Biol, Bergen, Norwayen
dc.contributor.institutionTexas A&M Univ, Galveston, TX USAen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Munich, Munich, Germanyen
dc.contributor.institutionSars Int Ctr Marine Mol Biol, Bergen, Norwayen
dc.contributor.institutionRoscoff Marine Lab, Roscoff, Franceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Florida, Florida Museum Nat Hist, Gainesville, FL 32611 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Miami, Miami, FL USAen
dc.contributor.institutionNova SE Univ, Oceanog Ctr, Dania, FL USAen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Florida, Florida Museum Nat Hist, Gainesville, FL 32611 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionMax Planck Inst Dynam & Self Org, Gottingen, Germanyen
dc.contributor.institutionNova SE Univ, Oceanog Ctr, Dania, FL USAen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Calif, Merced, CA USAen
dc.contributor.institutionRosenstiel Sch Marine & Atmosphere Sci, Miami, FL USAen
dc.contributor.institutionIowa State Univ, Ames, IA USAen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Florida, Gainesville, FL USAen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Florida, St Augustine, FL USAen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Calif Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionFlorida Atlantic Univ, Harbor Branch Oceanog Inst, Ft Pierce, FL USAen
dc.contributor.institutionTexas A&M Univ, Harte Res Inst Gulf Mexico Studies, Corpus Christi, TX USAen
dc.contributor.institutionFlorida Int Univ, Miami, FL 33199 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionAuburn Univ, Auburn, AL 36849 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionOkinawa Inst Sci & Technol Grad Univ, Okinawa, Japanen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL USAen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Ghent, B-9000 Ghent, Belgiumen
dc.contributor.institutionMarine Biol Lab, Woods Hole, MA 02543 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionVirginia Museum Nat Hist, Martinsville, VA USAen
dc.contributor.institutionBeijing Genom Inst, Shenzhen, Peoples R Chinaen
kaust.authorRavasi, Timothyen
kaust.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
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