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The tunicate larvacean Oikopleura dioica, a flagship of Sars Centre science, is well known for having a remarkably small and compact genome. However, sequencing of related species has revealed immense variations in genome size among larvaceans, up to 12X. Research at the Sars Centre and at the Institut de Genomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon, published in Current Biology (Naville, Henriet et al.), now... Read more