Organized by the World Data Center for Microorganisms and microbial data centers in 11 other countries including DSZM in Germany, the program of the cooperation is to sequence over 10,000 microbial genomes within 5 years, finally covering over 90 % of all microbial taxa. The network cooperates and shares data with more than 45 countries worldwide.

CAS news release, October 12, 2017