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First Crustacean Genome Is Sequenced
February 3, 2011
The ubiquitous freshwater "water flea," Daphnia pulex, is a valuable "sentinel species" for the presence of toxins and pollutants in the environment. On Feb. 4, Daphnia's pulex's complete genome sequence is being published in Science magazine. Joshua Hamilton of the MBL, Woods Hole, is coauthor of an important companion paper.
Marine Biological Laboratory
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