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The Hawaiian bobtail squid makes for a good cephalopod model for building new genomic tools.

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NSF EDGE awardee Joshua Rosenthal of the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory will study the Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) as the first cephalopod animal model (e.g. octopus, squid, cuttlefish). Because it is small, can be cultured through its life cycle and reaches sexual maturity quickly, this squid will be the focus for developing a large-scale culture facility to provide specimens for genetic research.

Credit: Photo: Tom Kleindinst; Video: Bret Grasse, Marine Biological Laboratory

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