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The 18S rRNA Collaborative Annotation Initiative is a community-wide effort that addresses these challenges by bringing together people with expertise in diverse eukaryotic lineages to curate 18S rDNA data using phylogenetic methods. Our goal is to assemble a curated reference database spanning the eukaryotic tree of life. This will be a community resource consisting of curated sequences, flexible taxonomy, phylogenetic trees and their underlying sequence alignments. This database will increase the power of HTS-based studies to uncover fundamental patterns in microbial ecology and diversity. Along the way, individual curators are quite likely to identify novel eukaryotic clades and gain new insight into the environmental distribution patterns of eukaryotic microbes.

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