A JGI team led by Algal Genomics Program lead Igor Grigoriev and data scientist Alan Kuo have unveiled PhycoCosm in the Nucleic Acids Research journal. The genome portal reinforces the JGI’s new strategic focus on exploring algal biology, diversity, and ecology.
PhycoCosm allows algal scientists and enthusiasts to look deep into more than 100 algal genomes, compare them, and visualize supporting experimental data. It joins other online data portals and tools created by JGI researchers, including the Integrated Microbial Genomes and Microbiomes (IMG/M) system for microbial and metagenome datasets, MycoCosm for comparative analysis of fungal genomes, and Phytozome for comparing plant genomes. Read more here on the JGI website.