Eukaryotic Taxonomy Working Group (ETWG)

The Eukaryotic Taxonomy Working Group (ETWG) has been founded in October 2011 to create a unified taxonomy for Eukaryotes based on 18S/28S ribosomal RNA gene sequences.

 

The goals of ETWG are:

  1. Identify reliable resources for eukaryotic taxonomic classification
  2. Create a consensus taxonomic hierarchy for eukaryotic organisms
  3. Implement this consensus hierarchy onto 18S and 28S sequences
  4. Promote dissemination and access to the classification and sequences

Status

The project has been backed up by funding of the Gordon and Betty Moore foundation. More information can be found at the Opens external link in new windowUniEuk webpage where we are currently developing an 'Universal taxonomic framework and integrated reference gene databases for Eukaryotic biology, ecology, and evolution'.

Former Members of the Working Group

  • Pelin Yilmaz, MPI-Bremen (Chair)
  • Frank Oliver Glöckner, MPI-Bremen
  • Laura Wegener Parfrey, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Colorado
  • Ramon Massana, Institut de Ciències del Mar- CMIMA
  • Marlis Reich, University Bremen
  • Katrin Panzer, University Bremen
  • Rob Knight, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Colorado
  • James R. Cole, Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University
  • Linda Amaral Zettler, Josephine Bay Paul Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole
  • Susan M. Huse, Josephine Bay Paul Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole
  • Alastair Simpson, Department of Biology Dalhousie University
  • Colomban de Vargas, Station biologique de Roscoff, CNRS, France
  • Alexandra Z. Worden, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
  • Brian Leander, Departments of Zoology and Botany The University of British Columbia
  • Chris Lane, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island
  • Daniel McDonald, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Colorado
  • George M. Garrity, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Michigan State University
  • Holly Bik, UC Davis Genome Center University of California, Davis
  • Jason Stajich, Dept of Plant Pathology & Microbiology University of California
  • Naiara Rodríguez-Ezpeleta, AZTI Tecnalia
  • Noah Fierer, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology University of Colorado
  • Philip Hugenholtz, Australian Centre for Ecogenomics
  • Scott Bates, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology University of Colorado
  • Sina Adl, College of Agriculture and Bioresources University of Saskatchewan
  • Virginia Edgcomb, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution