(The Gist of Science Reporter) Great White Shark’s Genome Decoded  [JANUARY-2020]

(The Gist of Science Reporter) Great White Shark’s Genome Decoded


Great White Shark’s Genome Decoded

  • Researchers from Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Save our Seas Foundation, Shark Research Centre and Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI), Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, and Monterey Bay Aquarium, decoded the white shark genome and compared it with genomes of other vertebrates, including the giant whale shark and humans.
  • Decoding the white shark’s genome showed not only its huge size i.e., 1.5 times the size of the human genome, but also a plethora of genetic changes which led to the evolutionary success of these sharks.
  • This research has potential applications in the field of health and disease prevention.
  • The findings are reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Study Material for UPSC General Studies Pre Cum Mains

This is Only Sample Material, To Get Full Materials Buy The Gist 1 Year Subscription - "Only PDF" Click Here

Click Here to Download More Free Sample Material

<<Go Back To Main Page

Courtesy: Science Reporter