Reported March 19, 2018, in Nature Biotechnology, an international team including JGI scientists presents one of the largest targeted cultivation and sequencing projects to date: a reference catalog of rumen microbial genomes and isolates cultivated and sequenced from the Hungate1000 collection. The catalog was produced through the coordinated efforts of rumen microbiology researchers worldwide. At the beginning of the project, there were only reference genomes for 14 bacteria and one methanogen. The Hungate catalog now contains a total of 501 genomes—410 newly generated from this study, plus an additional 91 already publicly available from other studies. Read the full story on the JGI website.