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The Opossum genome reveals further evidence for regulatory evolution in mammalian diversification

Bernardo Lemos

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Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Genome Biology 2007, 8:223  doi:10.1186/gb-2007-8-8-223

Published: 9 August 2007


The sequencing of the euchromatic genome of a marsupial, the opossum Monodelphis domestica, identifies shared and unique features of marsupial and placental genomes and reveals a prominent role for the evolution of non-protein-coding elements.