Researchers Sequence Sea Urchin Genome; Findings Shed Light on Distant Human Ancestors | GenomeWeb
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Researchers have sequenced the genome of the sea urchin and said they found similarities and differences between it and the human genome that could shed light on the evolution of both animals.
 
According to the Sea Urchin Genome Sequencing Project, analysis of a sequenced genome of a male California purple sea urchin revealed 23,000 genes comprising more than 814 megabases. The sequencing covered 90 percent of the genome.
 

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