here, which includes a form to suggest species to include for sequencing.
No need to rush. I suggested Marmorkrebs for sequencing before I started writing this post.
This should be no surprise, given that a crayfish genome is something I’ve been asking for for years. Indeed, every time someone mentions how bored they are with yet another genome being sequenced, or how hard it is for the poor genome researchers who are drowning in so much data, it’s become a running joke for me to say, “Yeah, yeah... So where’s my frickin’ crayfish genome‽”
As of this writing, four decapod species are in the draft list. The Lousisiana red swamp crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, is on the draft list of species. This is a good choice, as we know more about its biology than probably any other crayfish.
I hope this pans out.
Olivia’s fantasy genomes
Genome research: Good idea, bad idea
The first crustacean genome
Hat tip to Ed Yong and Alex Wild.