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Genomic Frontier: The Unexplored Animal Kingdom
December 19, 2012
A new report published in Nature unveils three of the first genomes from a vast, understudied swath of the animal kingdom that includes as many as one-quarter of Earth's marine species. By publishing the genomes of a leech, an ocean-dwelling worm and a limpet, scientists from Rice University, the University of California, Berkeley, and the Joint Genome Institute have more than doubled the number of sequenced genomes from a diverse group of animals called lophotrochozoans.
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