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Not just another genome

Diethard Tautz

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MPI for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany

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BMC Biology 2011, 9:8  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-9-8

Published: 4 February 2011


Sequence analysis of the Daphnia pulex genome holds some surprises that could not have been anticipated from what was learned so far from other arthropod genomes. It establishes Daphnia as an eco-genetical model organism par excellence.