aTOL Bacterial Phylogenomics

While at TIGR Dr. Eisen received a grant from the NSF as part of their “Assembling the Tree of Life” program.  CoPIs on the grant were Naomi Ward and Karen Nelson at TIGR and Frank Robb at University of Maryland.

The goal of this project was to sequence and then use the genomes of representatives of eight phyla of bacteria for which, at the time, there were cultured species but not available genome sequences.  The organisms selected were:

  • Thermomicrobium roseum DSM 159
  • Thermodesulfobacterium commune DSM 2178
  • Thermodesulfovibrio yellowstonii DSM 11347
  • Coprothermobacter proteolyticus DSM 5265
  • Dictyoglomus thermophilum H-6-12 genome
  • Synergistes jonesii genome
  • Chrysiogenes arsenatis
  • Geovibrio thiophilus

The project also had many goals in terms of informatics methods developments. Software development supported by the project include

  • STAP
  • APIS

More detail on this project coming …

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