100 - NSF should support a competition to create approximately
100arrayed BAC and cDNA libraries
of representative organisms on the ToL. Library construction could
be subcontracted. However, genomic museums that serve as high
quality repositories and distributors of libraries to the community
must be created concurrently.
NSF research grants for functional analysis tool development and
production of BAC or sequenced libraries of additional organisms
that address fundamental Evo- Devo questions should be supported.
All resultant libraries and informatics should be deposited in
the appropriate genomic museum and vouchered.
analysis is critical to Evo-Devo and appropriate NSF tool development
grants should be supported under mechanisms such as the one suggested
about two dozen major developmental gene families in the First
100 organisms should be a priority for the ToL community in collaboration
with the Evo-Devo community. NSF should support this.
development of a robust informatics infrastructure is essential
and must be a collaborative effort among phylogeneticists and