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In the news:

M. hapla genome cited in NY Times

Dr. Olivia Judson notes the genome as an example to explain fundamental questions of evolution.

"The plant-parasitic nematode Meloidogyne hapla is a case in point: it has about 5,500 fewer genes than the free-living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Similarly, parasitic bacteria tend to have smaller genomes than free-living bacteria. Why does this happen? Because parasites can piggy-back on their hosts for many tasks, such as getting nutrients. They lose the genes because they don’t need them anymore."

Read the entire article: "The Fantasy Genome Project"


 
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