In the course of assembling an insect genetics lecture for the “Insects & People” class I needed, but could not find, a graph showing the number of insect genomes sequenced by year. So I made one myself:

Data are adapted from Wikipedia. The 2007 spike is a spate of Drosophila genomes intended for comparison with the genetics model workhorse D. melanogaster, while the 2011 peak is due, in part, to all the new ant genomes.

I do apologize for the extra slow blogging of late. I’ve been positively slammed.

*update: and this will look positively pathetic once the i5K genomes start rolling in.