Under Fraser, The Institute for Genomic Research has become the leader in microbial genomics, the foundation for biological research in the 21st century. TIGR has sequenced nearly half of all the 65 microbial genomes decoded so far.
BUDGET YEAR (MILLIONS) HIGHLIGHTS
1998 $24 Treponema pallidum causes syphilis
1999 31 Arabidopsis thaliana TIGR was part of an international consortium that sequenced this plant genome, which is critically important in the study of food crops and other plants
2000 31 Vibrio cholerae causes cholera. Chlamydia trachomatis causes chlamydia, the most widespread sexually transmitted disease in the U.S.
2001 32 Listeria monocytogenes causes listeriosis. The microbe is transmitted in hot dogs, lunch meats, and certain soft cheeses. Streptococcus pneumoniae causes pneumonia and meningitis
2002 50 Anthrax strain used in bioterror attack in Boca Raton, Fla.
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