Research report 2017 - Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
The B10K genome project – a worldwide initiative to sequence the genomes of birds
Kraus, Robert H. S.
Max-Planck-Institut für Ornithologie, Teilinstitut Radolfzell, Radolfzell
SummaryBirds are among the most important animal groups in biological, medical and pharmaceutical sciences. Over the last few years, new technologies have made genome sequencing accessible to a broad user base. The international B10K project is an initiative to sequence the genomes of all bird species. Comparative studies on trait evolution on the genomic level will lead to a far-reaching understanding of biodiversity and connections towards translational research. The Max Planck scientists in Radolfzell participate in this project with comparative studies on the immune system evolution of birds.