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Polar algae flaunt their zinc assets

Whole-genome sequencing and comparative omics analyses highlight recent and parallel paths to adaptive evolution involving expansions in zinc-binding proteins in the genomes of diverse cold-adapted algae.

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Fig. 1: Polar ocean waters are challenging ecosystems.

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Blaby-Haas, C.E. Polar algae flaunt their zinc assets. Nat Ecol Evol 6, 851–852 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-022-01721-2

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