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June 12, 2013 6:34 PM

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Leading a decade-long research initiative with a team of international scientists, Dr. Betsy Read from California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) has documented the first-ever algal pan-genome after sequencing 13 strains of the marine phytoplankter Emiliania huxleyi.

Their findings address the alga’s ability to survive in diverse oceanic environments, which opens avenues for new research on climate change, global carbon cycling, biomineralization and the design of novel materials with biomedical applications, such as bone scaffolding, implants and periodontal st...

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