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Ever wondered what is the slowest evolving organism?

July 15, 2014 in Labwide Announcements

The honour goes to a relatively little-known and an endangered organism called Elephant Shark. There is more to this organism however than meets the mind. It reveals novel insights about the mechanism of bone formation and the origin of adaptive immunity. Now only that, its relatively small genome size (~1G) also makes it useful for studying evolution of genes. Want to know more? Why not! Lets discuss more about this fantastic organism in our next journal club meeting scheduled on July 24th. For reference see http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v505/n7482/pdf/nature12826.pdf

 

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2 responses to Ever wondered what is the slowest evolving organism?

  1. I don't think that's an elephant shark in the picture...

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