Platypus: Setting the Record Straight

Photo Credit: Stefan Kraft, courtesy of the Wikipedia Commons

Micheal White sets the record straight about what the platypus genome is and what it isn’t.

Is the platypus part bird, part reptile part mammal, an amalgam of very different groups of animals? Is it a primitive mammal that resembles the early ancestors of all mammals? Can we figure out just what this creature is by gazing at its genome?

Find out here.

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