Commentary. 10KP: A phylodiverse genome sequencing plan (GigaScience)

Nobody doubts the great insights we have gained about plant diversity and evolution from genome sequencing, but the patchy nature of available genomes within the plant phylogeny remains a problem. Cheng et al. describe the 10KP (10,000 Plants) Genome Sequencing Project, which aims to sequence genomes from every major clade of plants (and protists) within five years, including seed plants from at least 8000 genera and 1000 nonseed plant genera. This Commentary sets out the goals and strategies of this ambitious and exciting project. (Summary by Mary Williams) GigaScience 10.1093/gigascience/giy013