Studies of eukaryotes are biased in favor of multicellular organisms and their parasites, leading to a skewed view of eukaryotic biology, argue researchers from Spain, the US, and Canada in Trends in Ecology and Evolution. The effect, they add, is even more pronounced when examining which genomes have been sequenced.

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