Genomics in Sea-quence 

Genomics in Sea-quence

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation has created a video highlighting some of the recent milestones from the Sea-quence Project. Watch the video below for more information or visit the Great Barrier Reef Foundation YouTube channel here

Bioplatforms Australia formed a strategic alliance with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to bring together leading researchers from Australia and Saudi Arabia, to understand the genetic makeup of corals and how they might respond to climate change.

The Sea-quence Project, the world’s largest coral genomics sequencing project, has genetically sequenced a whole coral organism for the first time – the coral animal, the tiny plants (zooxanthellae) that live in its tissue, and associated microbes including bacteria and viruses. The project has also sequenced eight other forms of coral, two cultured Symbiodinium (zooxanthellae) species and a suite of additional, coral associated microbes, and are releasing all genomics information publicly to the global research community, which can be accessed at the Bioplatforms Australia Data Portal here:  https://data.bioplatforms.com/organization/about/bpa-great-barrier-reef.

To learn more about the Great Barrier Reef Framework Data Initiative or Sea-quence Project please visit the project homepage on the Bioplatforms Australia website here: http://www.bioplatforms.com/great-barrier-reef/ or at the Great Barrier Reef Foundation here: https://www.barrierreef.org/science-with-impact/9-coral-genomes