Eukaryotes sequenced worldwide. A) The pie chart shows the sequenced species sorted by taxa for which genome assemblies have been released. B) The graph shows the increase of total sequenced eukaryotes, genome data as well as EST data, in dependence of the year. Note that the lower numbers in the figures compared to the numbers given in the text are due to the fact that dates, at which genomes had been made available, are not known for every genome assembly. C) The graph shows the sequenced eukaryotes separated according to complete and incomplete (low-coverage genomes) genome assemblies. In addition, publications of genome assemblies are plotted. D) The diagram shows the number of publications of genome assemblies separated to four major publishing groups, the Nature Journals, the PLoS Journals, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS).