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BioStar Question of the Week:

A question that we get all the time from people is related to the number of genomes sequenced, or projects underway, or similar sorts of metrics. There was a question that generated some helpful resources on these things at BioStar:

Exponentially increasing Genomes slide

I always see a slide in talks what shows an increasing number of genomes available in GenBank or other database. Where is this slide from? I have seen an outdated one from Genomes Online but nothing recent.

How can I find this graph and cite it for my own talk?

And the highlighted answer is shown below. But there were various other helpful directions that you might also want to see over there.

You might want to have a look at the statistics from GOLD the ‘Genomes OnLine Database’ here as this has statistics at the genome, not basepair level.  –by Daniel Swan

Check out the full set of answers for more.