NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A genome sequencing study of the comb jelly Mnemiopsis leidyi is prompting a new look at the events that occurred early in animal evolution.

As they reported in today's issue of Science, researchers from the National Institutes of Health and elsewhere sequenced and assembled the genome of M. leidyi, which belongs to a group of animals known as the ctenophores, commonly called comb jellies, sea walnuts, or sea gooseberries.

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