Electric Eel Genome Illuminates Convergent Evolution of Electric Organs | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Although fish like electric eels and electric rays are separated by millions of years of evolution, a comparative analysis of their genomes and the genomes of other electric fish indicates they've relied on similar genes and pathways to evolve their ability to generate a jolt, researchers led by Michael Sussman from the University of Wisconsin reported today in Science.

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