NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In an effort that is expected to provide insight into eukaryotic evolution, a team of more than 50 researchers has sequenced and analyzed the genome of the single-celled ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila.
 
The researchers, led by Jonathan Eisen of the University of California, Davis, published the results of the study last week in PLoS Biology.
 

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