The Heliconius Genome Consortium recently met in Harvard to discuss the upcoming sequencing of several Heliconius genomes. The agreed plan is that we will start by sequencing Heliconius melpomene melpomene at around 15x coverage using 454 technology. This will include a proportion of both 20kb and 2kb insert paired end reads. In addition, we plan to resequence H. melpomene aglaope and H. cydno using Solexa at around 30x, as a proof of principle for genome resequencing.
A more details summary of the meeting should appear on this site in the near future.
And here are all the participants in Harvard:
Top: Alexie, Sean, Larry, Chris, Jamie, Owen, Mathieu, Jim
Middle: Bob, Ryan, Adriana, Brian, Rob, Durrell
Front: Kunte, Biff, Paul, Nicola, Marcus