||Wu Linhuan, McCluskey Kevin, Desmeth Philippe, Liu Shuangjiang, Hideaki Sugawara, Yin Ye, Moriya Ohkuma, Itoh Takashi, Kim Cha Young, Lee Jung-Sook, Zhou Yuguang, Kawasaki Hiroko, Hazbon Manzour Hernando, Robert Vincent, Boekhout Teun, Lima Nelson, Evtushenko Lyudmila, Boundy-Mills Kyria, Bunk Boyke, Moore Edward R B, Eurwilaichitr Lily, Ingsriswang Supawadee, Shah Heena, Yao Su, Jin Tao, Huang Jinqun, Shi Wenyu, Sun Qinglan, Fan Guomei, Li Wei, Li Xian, Kurtboke Ipek*, and Ma Juncai*.
||Genomic information is essential for taxonomic, phylogenetic, and functional studies to comprehensively decipher the characteristics of microorganisms, to explore microbiomes through metagenomics, and to answer fundamental questions of nature and human life. However, large gaps remain in the available genomic sequencing information published for bacterial and archaeal species, and the gaps are even larger for fungal type strains. The Global Catalogue of Microorganisms (GCM) leads an internationally coordinated effort to sequence type strains and close gaps in the genomic maps of microorganisms. Hence, the GCM aims to promote research by deep-mining genomic data.