Paddlefish X2

About 42 million years ago, the American paddlefish duplicated its entire genome, say researchers from San Francisco State University. In a new study in Genome Biology and Evolution, a team led by Karen Crow sequenced chromosomal regions containing 19 Hox genes in the fish, says an SFSU press release.

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