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BioStar Question of the Week:

List of completed genome projects and metagenomics projects : I am looking for a website / slide / figure that provide the list or statistics of completed genome projects and metagenomics projects (as of 2010). As indicated in an earlier discussion at BioStar, GOLD provides some statistics, but only up to 2009 and no information is indexed about metagenomics projects.

– by Khader Shameer

The highly-rated and selected top answer provided a couple of links that delivered some useful links for eukaryotes, prokaryotes, and metagenomics as well. But it was also edited to provide the list of the species counts over the years, which was a very interesting year to year view of the growth (in most cases). Check out the answers for the details.