Slow Evolution for Turtle Genome | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The turtle genome appears to be evolving at an exceptionally slow rate, according to a genome sequencing study appearing online today in Genome Biology.

An international team led by investigators at Washington University and the University of California at Los Angeles sequenced a freshwater turtle species called the western painted turtle, Chrysemys picta bellii, which is widespread in North America.

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