GIGA -- Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance


About GIGA

The "spineless" invertebrates comprise one of the earliest, and now largest branches of the tree of life, dating back more than 550 million years. Many of these ancient animals (metazoans) are unique to marine and aquatic habitats and ecosystems and comprise over 70% of all described metazoan species diversity, yet most of their genomes (complete hereditary material, DNA code) remain relatively unknown and understudied. In this context, the "Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance" (GIGA) of diverse scientists was founded in 2013 with the intent of growing a collaborative network that can address the major problems associated with genomic sequencing of a large taxonomic spectrum - sample collection and processing, data handling, sequence annotation, alignment and access, as well as intellectual property issues. This mailing list aims to enhance communication among scientists involved in invertebrate genome research around the globe.

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