This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Genetics, a group led by scientists from the University of Sydney reports sequencing the genome of the koala, the only extant species of the marsupial family Phascolarctidae. The researchers found an expansion within a cytochrome gene family involved in detoxification that allows koalas to live off of phenolic-rich eucalyptus leaves, and describe smell and taste receptor genes that help koalas choose which leaves to eat.

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