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Application Note: The European Reference Genome Atlas initiative: A collaborative effort to advance our understanding of European biodiversity
13 March 2023

Reference genomes are a powerful method to gain complete insight into the biology of unique species within our communities. They are critical for understanding the function of biodiversity in protecting threatened species, a concern of scientists worldwide. Considering this, researchers from across Europe decided to collaborate and form the European Reference Genome Atlas (ERGA) initiative. ERGA is a pan-European consortium of multidisciplinary scientists dedicated to generating a high-quality, complete genome for all European species, with 20 percent of those species being at risk of extinction. Here, Agilent Technologies shows how the 4150 TapeStation System is supporting this research.