Puffers, Platypi & Penises With Teeth: 8 Surprising Genomes That We've Sequenced

By Joseph Castro | July 12, 2011 1:08 pm

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Environment, Living World, Top Posts
  • lyllyth

    I didn’t see anything about puffers or platypi!

    What gives? I feel robbed of the information. =(

  • Blue

    It would probably help if you clicked on the pictures at the top, Lyllyth.

  • Jumblepudding

    I feel robbed that this article was not about an organism that had genes that caused teeth on its penis.

  • Torbjörn Larsson, OM

    Naked Mole Rats in Spaaace!

    Favorite genomes:

    - Sponges.

    Because they tell of multicellularity, and because some of its tissue genes goes back to slime molds. ["A Polarized Epithelium Organized by β- and α-Catenin Predates Cadherin and Metazoan Origins", Dickinson et al.]

    And slime molds (Dictyostelids in the fig) are Amoebozeans that branched near the root of Eukaryotes.

    - Cocoa.

    Om nom nom nom!

    - Lice.

    Because their different genomes tells us when we started to have clothes and when we met species like the Denisovans.

  • Duane

    Where is the one about teeth? We were robbed.

  • Reader

    Helps to read the story…Para 2 says the mole rat “looks like a penis with teeth”.

  • http://capoeirameister.de/ Cristen Thursby

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  • Doc holiday

    Years ago I saw on discovery or science channel an ocean creature that was a hermaphrodite. The creature sent a penis that had teeth and vagina. Whenever it meet up with another of this creatures it would try to inseminate without being inseminated. It would try to bite of the other ones penis in the process of mating. Can’t remember the name of it. Help here would be greatly appreciated.


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