Completion of Phylogenomics Stage 1 & other updates

The GAP project has achieved an important milestone today as the phylogenomics Stage 1 project is now complete.

The GAP project in collaboration with the plant community has completed the target capture sequencing of 1,382 samples. These samples were prepared and submitted by 6 large coordinated teams across the country. 

GAP would like thank everyone who has been involved in the project, especially the team coordinators, Lalita Simpson and the AGRF team (Chris Noune, in particular) who have spent an enormous amount of time coordinating samples and metadata required for the project.

GAP would also like to thank Bill Baker and his team at the Plant and Fungal Tree of Life project (PAFTOL) at Kew, who are working very closely with GAP to coordinate sampling for the Australian species. 

For more information on the Stage 1 phylogenomics project, please go to –

Other GAP updates are available through the ASBS newsletter (pp 7 – 9) –