Yeast 1000 Plus (Y1000+)


The Y1000+ project is funded by the National Science Foundation to determine "The Making of Biodiversity Across the Yeast Subphylum." Over the next five years, the team behind the project will sequence and analyze the genomes of all known yeast species from the subphylum Saccharomycotina to study the evolution of their diverse metabolic and ecological functions. To illuminate the genetic and ecological factors that drive yeast diversification and generate biodiversity, the project will create the first comprehensive catalog of genetic and functional diversity for any high-level taxonomic rank by generating high-quality and richly annotated genome sequences for all known yeast species, inferring their definitive phylogeny and taxonomy, and tracing the evolution of genome content and traits.