The era of reference genomes in conservation genomics

Giulio Formenti, Kathrin Theissinger, Carlos Fernandes, Iliana Bista, Aureliano Bombarely, Christoph Bleidorn, Claudio Ciofi, Angelica Crottini, José A. Godoy, Jacob Höglund, Joanna Malukiewicz, Alice Mouton, Rebekah A. Oomen, Sadye Paez, Per J. Palsbøll, Christophe Pampoulie, María J. Ruiz-López, Hannes Svardal, Constantina Theofanopoulou, Jan de VriesAnn-Marie Waldvogel, Guojie Zhang, Camila J. Mazzoni, Erich D. Jarvis, Miklós Bálint*, Sonja C. Vernes, European Reference Genome Atlas (ERGA) Consortium

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Progress in genome sequencing now enables the large-scale generation of reference genomes. Various international initiatives aim to generate reference genomes representing global biodiversity. These genomes provide unique insights into genomic diversity and architecture, thereby enabling comprehensive analyses of population and functional genomics, and are expected to revolutionize conservation genomics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-202
Number of pages6
JournalTrends in Ecology & Evolution
Issue number3
Early online date24 Jan 2022
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022


  • Conservation genetics
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • European Reference Genome Atlas
  • ERGA


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