Until now, there are about 30 plant genomes have been completed or published. In 2011, BGI plan
to coordinate the sequencing of ~150 plant genomes using the next-generation sequencing technology.
We propose ~200 representative species that BGI will contribute matching fund and look for
collaborators all over the world. Scientists are welcome to propose other interested species.
The representative plant species distribute in a wide range of application areas, including grain,
vegetable, fruit, flower, tree, medicinal plant, marine plant, forage, oil plant, economic, and
scientific research. All the finished and in process genome projects are supported by researchers
all over the world. We are looking forward to collaborate with you on the proposed genome projects.