The Corn Snake Genome Sequenced for the First Time

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 09:30 in Biology & Nature

Among the 5 000 existing species of mammals, more than 100 have their genome sequenced, whereas the genomes of only 9 species of reptiles (among 10 000 species) are available to the scientific community. This is the reason why a team at the University of Geneva has produced a database including the newly-sequenced genome of the corn snake. Within the same laboratory, the researchers have discovered the exact mutation that causes albinism in that species.

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