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Brainy Genes, Not Brawn, Key to Success on Mussel Beach

October 10, 2008

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Scientists have discovered that mussels in their natural habitat, express their genes in cyclic waves in what appears to be a survival strategy akin to the circadian rhythms that govern sleep. In addition, two sets of genes used to cope with heat stress have been identified, in the first real-time molecular sampling of two mussel communities. Full Story

University of Southern California

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