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Sequencing reveals how Porphyra thrives in a tough environment


July 18, 2017

In the intertidal zone, one of the most physically stressful habitats on Earth, Porphyra umbilicalis--laver or Atlantic nori--and its ancestors have survived and thrived. Now, the sequencing of the P. umbilicalis genome has revealed the unexpected reasons for its ability to successfully compete. Full Story

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