Table I.

Model species requirements for functional genomics analysis

Physical Genomics1-aBiological Genomics1-b
Large insert librariesSmall, diploid genome
Genome sequencingTractable genetics and mapping strategies
Expressed sequence tag databasesMutagenesis techniques
Transcriptome, proteome, and metabolome data setsEasily transformable and low-cost logistics for growth and maintenance
Bioinformatics toolsExhibition of important biological traits
  • F1-a  Technological infrastructure necessary to employ multidimensional analysis of a biological facet of the model species.

  • F1-b  Biological attributes of a species that are required to be a valuable model species.