The somatic nucleus of Oxytricha trifallax contains over 15,000 different chromosomes, most containing a single gene. Analysis of this 50 Mb genome uncovers novel regulatory strategies and adaptive potential when gene copy number and allelic frequency are no longer constrained by genetic linkage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R284-R285
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 8 2013


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