Okeanos Genome Skimming & Metabarcoding Project
Quotes are due to Allen Collins at COLLINSA@si.edu by 9:00AM ET, on Monday, November 18, 2023
The contractor shall provide professional, technical, non- personal services to the Department of Invertebrate Zoology to assemble, annotate, and upload mitochondrial genomes and ribosomal repeat regions to the public sequence database, GenBank, for Okeanos collected specimens using Illumina short read sequences (150 bp paired end, approximately 9-15 million reads per specimen). In addition, the contractor will process metabarcode libraries from eDNA samples and make the derived data public. Further details are included in the Statement of Work (Dated October 27, 2023). The period of performance is anticipated to begin around the start of January 2024, and run for 12 months.
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