of any so far sequenced. And it’s considered a “living fossil” (after 300 million years):
Biologists say they have cracked the genetic code of the Australian lungfish, which has the largest known genome in the animal world, shedding more light on evolutionary history.
With more than 43 million DNA building blocks, it is almost 14 times as long as our own human genome, according to a study from laboratories in Konstanz, Wuerzburg, Hamburg and Vienna, which was published on Monday in the Nature journal.Marco Krefting and Rachel More , “Researchers decode Aussie lungfish genome” at Australian Geographic
They can start breathing air, like a mammal.
The paper is open access.
Don’t we need some information theory to understand life?