‘Living fossil’ genome decoded

A group of scientists from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Nagoya University, and the University of Tokyo decoded the first lingulid brachiopod genome, from Lingula anatina collected at Amami Island, Japan. The paper published in Nature Communications presents the results of their analysis of over 34,000 genes comprising the L. anatina genome and shows that despite Lingula’s reputation as a “living fossil” its genome is actively evolving. —> Read More