In this week's Nature Genetics, a team of researchers from China, the UK, and the US report the draft genome of the grass carp, Ctenopharyngodon idellus, providing insights into the evolution and vegetarian adaptation of a key aquacultural species of fish. Based on the work, the scientists estimated that divergence between the grass carp and the model organism zebrafish occurred between 49 million and 54 million years ago.

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