1KP Capstone

Sequence all the plants!

The culmination of the now nine-year-long One Thousand Plant Transcriptomes (1KP) project was published today in Nature, and apparently will be on the cover of the print edition next week. The 1KP project has revolutionized the availability of molecular data for ferns (among many other things), and facilitated dozens if not hundreds of other research projects so far. It’s been a pleasure and an honor to have been able to participate in this project, and it’s very exciting to have the capstone completed and available.

The cover of Nature!
A woefully out-of-date (circa 2012) comparison of the amount of sequence data generated by the 1KP project versus all the data available on genbank.