The mysterious genes of carnivorous bladderwort reveal themselves

Published February 24, 2015 This content is archived.


An article in the Washington Post reports UB scientists have broken down the genetic makeup of the carnivorous bladderwort plant to discover a jewel box full of evolutionary treasures, and quotes Victor Albert, professor of biological sciences. “It turned out that those rates of evolutionary turnover – especially the rate of loss – was incredibly high compared to other plants,” he said. “The genome was subjected to some heavy duty deletion mechanisms.” Articles appeared in news outlets around the world, including International Business Times, Tech Times, Futurity, Science Daily, Phys Org, National Monitor, University Herald and UPI.

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