The World Federation of Culture Collections and the World Data Center for Microorganisms () initiated an international community-led project to sequence and annotate newly described prokaryotic taxa. This sequencing project aims to cooperate with international culture collections and the and contribute to the expansion of whole genome sequencing databases for type strains. It will provide global microbial taxonomists with free standard genome sequencing and annotation services. Taxonomists are encouraged to contact the and participant culture collections to submit a type strain sequencing proposal.

This study was supported by the:
  • National key Research Program of China (Award 2017YFD0400302,2016YFC1200801, 2016YFC0901702)
  • Key Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Award KFZD-SW-219)
  • 13th Five-year Informatization Plan of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Award XXH13506, XXH13505)

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