Transcriptome and genome sequencing of the coral, Acropora millepora

Our goal is to achieve transcriptome and genome sequence databases that are as complete as possible.

Building on an initial large set of ESTs, we are using high throughput sequencing to obtain what we hope will be a nearly complete transcriptome for Acropora millepora. This project is nearing completion and will be the largest dataset for any coral when complete. The transcriptome forms the basis for most of our other projects. We are also collaborating with the Australian Genome Research Facility and Illumina in an attempt to sequence the complete genome of A. millepora.