Friday Squid Blogging: Multiple Organisms Co-Evolving in a Single Squid

Interesting research on the genomic evolution of the Hawaiian bobtail squid: “These analyses represent the first genomic insights into the evolution of multiple symbiotic organs within a single animal host.”

From a news article:

Now, Foster and an international team of researchers have mapped the genome of a Hawaiian bobtail squid, creating a new tool to explore these questions. By parsing the squid’s genome, the team has already discovered that the evolution of its light organ followed a completely different pathway than that of a second symbiotic organ, which supports reproduction.

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Posted on February 8, 2019 at 4:32 PM0 Comments

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