This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Germany, the US, and Spain report on fungal evolutionary patterns gleaned through genome and transcriptome sequencing on Pyronema confluens, a filamentous fungal species from the same lineage as the black truffle. The team unearthed some 13,400 predicted protein-coding genes in the 50 million base P. confluens genome assembled for the study.

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Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.