Oyster Genome Mystery Decoded

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Check out this article featured on about how London Scientists have unraveled a detailed map of the Pacific oyster genome, shedding light on how molluscs manage to survive the harsh environment of estuary and sea shore.

According to the study, molluscs have scores of genes that protect it from extremes of temperature and saltiness, where the land meets the sea.

The genome map gives an insight into how the oyster became adapted to marine life, and how it formed its complex shell, the ‘BBC News’ reported.

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