So many reference genomes coming up, how to keep up?

Last week, the California Conservation Genomics Project launched a new tracking system to keep up with the progress of their reference genomes assemblies ( With over 100 new species being sequenced, this website tracker will show you the progress of each of the key steps.

The first HiFi reads for a MariNet genome reference genome were finalized over a week ago, we are well on our way to having a chromosome-level genome of Mytilus californianus. Thread your byssals around that news!

Number of species completed (as of March 5, 2021)

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