Copious Genes of Tiny Water Flea Promise a Leap in Understanding Environmental Toxins

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 19:30 in Biology & Nature

Not far from milepost 200 on a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway near the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is a humble water hole known in some biology circles as Slimy Log Pond. It was from this inauspicious pool that a water flea ( Daphnia pulex ) dubbed The Chosen One was plucked in 2000, and became the first crustacean to have its genome sequenced. [More]

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