Opening the Gene Box of a Key Ocean Species

"This week in the journal Nature Publishing Group, a worldwide team of 75 scientists revealed the genetic blueprint of the one-celled alga Emiliania huxleyi, which may be the most important species you’ve never heard of. The genomes of the domestic dog and cat are interesting, but the E. huxleyi genome is a much bigger story. Some day this organism may become another of our partner species, as vital to us as yeast.”

Read more from Andrew Alden at KQED Science.

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