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Comparative genomics

Two worms are better than one

The genome of the microscopic worm Caenorhabditis briggsae has been sequenced, and shows some remarkable differences from the genome of the better known — and physically similar — C. elegans.

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Figure 1: Rapid genome change and physical conservation in nematodes.

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Blaxter, M. Two worms are better than one. Nature 426, 395–396 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/426395a

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