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The Trichodesmium Genome “defies common evolutionary dogma”

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new study has found that Trichodesmium or “sea sawdust,” a genus of oceanic bacteria described by Captain Cook in the eighteenth century and so prolific it can be seen from space, has a unique, lineage-specific genome. Less than two-thirds of the genome of this crucial ammonium-producing bacteria codes for proteins. No other such bacteria has such a low value, and conversely such a large percentage of the genome that is non coding. This lineage-specific genome, as one report explains, “defies common evolutionary dogma.”  Read more

One Reply to “The Trichodesmium Genome “defies common evolutionary dogma”

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    Mung says:

    Evolutionary dogma. I like the sound of that.

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