Genetic Resources

Where do I find out if there are genetic resources for my species?

Before you start on the journey of working with genetics on your species, there are a couple of easy ways to find out if your species has a reference genome or other genetic resources available, both within Australia and overseas.

The current species that the Threatened Species Initiative is supporting are outlined in this table on the BioPlatfroms website here.

The Australian Reference Genome Atlas (ARGA) has been developed to permit researchers and conservation practitioners to discover, locate and access genomic data and resources. This easy-to-use interface allows you to search by taxon, data type or a range of end-user groupings. ARGA will find all publicly available genetic resources for your species’ of interest.

Genomes on a Tree (GoaT) is an international search engine for genomic data across the eukaryotic tree of life. GoaT helps co-ordinate the efforts across the Earth Biogenome Project Network at all stages of planning through sequencing and assembly. GoaT draws across the international network so you are able to find out if someone, somewhere in the world is working on your species – the data is just not publicly released yet. We encourage everyone to look at the above resources before commencing on your genetic journey.