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Tube-dwelling anemones have largest mitochondrial genome on record (Image 1)

<em>Pachycerianthus magnus</em> tube anemone

A Pachycerianthus magnus tube anemone. Recent research by a team that included researchers from The Ohio State University found that the DNA of the tube anemone is arranged in several fragmented pieces -- the number of which vary depending on the species -- rather than the classic doughnut shape. [See related image Here.]

This research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation (grant DEB 12-57796). Learn more in The Ohio State news story Simple sea anemones not so simple after all. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: June 20, 2019)

Credit: Courtesy of Sergio Stampar

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