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The algae are the third most abundant phytoplankton, and are a key component of the ocean food chain, nourishing animals including crustaceans, shellfish and other filter feeders.They’re characterized by their intricate shells, composed of interwoven lattices of calcium carbonate.“We kind of think of them as flowers of the ocean,” Read said. Read the full story… [Read More]
“The Ehux genome is incredibly variable,” said study co-author Dr. Uwe John and biologist with the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). “For example, if the genetic information of two humans is compared, an agreement of about 99 per cent is found. However, if, for example, we take two Ehux strains from… [Read More]
The [UCSF Institute for Human Genetics 2012] symposium led off with geneticist Eddy Rubin, MD, PhD, whose presentation demonstrated that genetic studies are being applied to human problems that extend even beyond the realm of medicine. Rubin – a scientist who oversaw the sequencing and analysis of 13 percent of the human genome as part of the… [Read More]