Key points

  • We’re sequencing the genomes of many Australian species for the first time using next generation long-read DNA sequencing.
  • The Australian staghorn coral and the superworm were amongst the first species sequenced.
  • Highly accurate long-read sequencing will speed up genomics research and drive innovation.

High quality genetic data is key to projects across the biosecurity, agricultural, medical and environmental sciences.

Long-read sequencing is highly accurate (99.9 per cent) and the machine can read multiple samples quickly and provide high-definition data.