Researchers from France, Portugal, and the US describe a transcriptome sequence-based population genomics study of the giant Galapagos tortoise, Chelonoidis genus. Using sequences from five giant Galapagos tortoises and representatives from related species, the study's authors saw signs of weak purifying selection and low genetic diversity in C. genus, including diminished diversity in immune-related genes.

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