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dc.contributor.authorBracken-Grissom, Heather
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Allen G.
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Timothy
dc.contributor.authorCrandall, Keith
dc.contributor.authorDistel, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorDunn, Casey
dc.contributor.authorGiribet, Gonzalo
dc.contributor.authorHaddock, Steven
dc.contributor.authorKnowlton, Nancy
dc.contributor.authorMartindale, Mark
dc.contributor.authorMedina, Monica
dc.contributor.authorMessing, Charles
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Stephen J.
dc.contributor.authorPaulay, Gustav
dc.contributor.authorPutnam, Nicolas
dc.contributor.authorRavasi, Timothy
dc.contributor.authorRouse, Greg W.
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Joseph F.
dc.contributor.authorSchulze, Anja
dc.contributor.authorWorheide, Gert
dc.contributor.authorAdamska, Maja
dc.contributor.authorBailly, Xavier
dc.contributor.authorBreinholt, Jesse
dc.contributor.authorBrowne, William E.
dc.contributor.authorDiaz, M. Christina
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Nathaniel
dc.contributor.authorFlot, Jean-Francois
dc.contributor.authorFogarty, Nicole
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorKamel, Bishoy
dc.contributor.authorKawahara, Akito Y.
dc.contributor.authorLaberge, Tammy
dc.contributor.authorLavrov, Dennis
dc.contributor.authorMichonneau, Francois
dc.contributor.authorMoroz, Leonid L.
dc.contributor.authorOakley, Todd
dc.contributor.authorOsborne, Karen
dc.contributor.authorPomponi, Shirley A.
dc.contributor.authorRhodes, Adelaide
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez-Lanetty, Mauricio
dc.contributor.authorSantos, Scott R.
dc.contributor.authorSatoh, Nori
dc.contributor.authorThacker, Robert W.
dc.contributor.authorVan de Peer, Yves
dc.contributor.authorVoolstra, Christian R.
dc.contributor.authorWelch, David Mark
dc.contributor.authorWinston, Judith
dc.contributor.authorZhou, Xin
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-24T08:33:38Z
dc.date.available2015-08-24T08:33:38Z
dc.date.issued2013-12-12
dc.identifier.issn0022-1503
dc.identifier.issn1465-7333
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/jhered/est084
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/575591
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.
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).
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)
dc.titleThe Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA): Developing Community Resources to Study Diverse Invertebrate Genomes
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentComputational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC)
dc.contributor.departmentBioscience Program
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrative Systems Biology Lab
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.contributor.departmentReef Genomics Lab
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Heredity
dc.contributor.institutionFlorida Int Univ, Miami, FL 33199 USA
dc.contributor.institutionSmithsonian Inst, Natl Museum Nat Hist, Washington, DC 20560 USA
dc.contributor.institutionGeorge Washington Univ, Washington, DC USA
dc.contributor.institutionOcean Genome Legacy, Ipswich, MA USA
dc.contributor.institutionBrown Univ, Providence, RI 02912 USA
dc.contributor.institutionHarvard Univ, Museum Comparat Zool, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
dc.contributor.institutionMonterey Bay Aquarium Res Inst, Moss Landing, CA USA
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Florida, Whitney Lab, St Augustine, FL 32086 USA
dc.contributor.institutionPenn State Univ, State Coll, PA USA
dc.contributor.institutionNova SE Univ, Oceanog Ctr, Dania, FL USA
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Florida, Florida Museum Nat Hist, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA
dc.contributor.institutionRice Univ, Houston, TX USA
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Calif San Diego, Scripps Inst Oceanog, San Diego, CA 92103 USA
dc.contributor.institutionSars Int Ctr Marine Mol Biol, Bergen, Norway
dc.contributor.institutionTexas A&M Univ, Galveston, TX USA
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Munich, Munich, Germany
dc.contributor.institutionSars Int Ctr Marine Mol Biol, Bergen, Norway
dc.contributor.institutionRoscoff Marine Lab, Roscoff, France
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Florida, Florida Museum Nat Hist, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Miami, Miami, FL USA
dc.contributor.institutionNova SE Univ, Oceanog Ctr, Dania, FL USA
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Florida, Florida Museum Nat Hist, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA
dc.contributor.institutionMax Planck Inst Dynam & Self Org, Gottingen, Germany
dc.contributor.institutionNova SE Univ, Oceanog Ctr, Dania, FL USA
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Calif, Merced, CA USA
dc.contributor.institutionRosenstiel Sch Marine & Atmosphere Sci, Miami, FL USA
dc.contributor.institutionIowa State Univ, Ames, IA USA
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Florida, Gainesville, FL USA
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Florida, St Augustine, FL USA
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Calif Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 USA
dc.contributor.institutionFlorida Atlantic Univ, Harbor Branch Oceanog Inst, Ft Pierce, FL USA
dc.contributor.institutionTexas A&M Univ, Harte Res Inst Gulf Mexico Studies, Corpus Christi, TX USA
dc.contributor.institutionFlorida Int Univ, Miami, FL 33199 USA
dc.contributor.institutionAuburn Univ, Auburn, AL 36849 USA
dc.contributor.institutionOkinawa Inst Sci & Technol Grad Univ, Okinawa, Japan
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL USA
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Ghent, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
dc.contributor.institutionMarine Biol Lab, Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA
dc.contributor.institutionVirginia Museum Nat Hist, Martinsville, VA USA
dc.contributor.institutionBeijing Genom Inst, Shenzhen, Peoples R China
kaust.personRavasi, Timothy
kaust.personVoolstra, Christian R.


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