Photo: Ricardo Teles, 2020
Under the Amazoomics project, we have produced high-quality genomes for 29 endangered species of Brazilian fauna. Genomic information is currently a substantial knowledge base for understanding physiology and genetics. The data is also crucial for studies on the evolution of species. The project’s first stage will be partnered with the Vale Zoo and Botanical Park, home to several fauna species. This is currently the largest project of genomic studies of biodiversity underway in the country. It has the collaboration of researchers and entities that work in the conservation of endangered species.