Digging deep into jellyfish genomes

A hard look at soft jellyfish has revealed more than a few surprises. When biologists from Hong Kong, the US and Canada decoded the genomes of two species common in Asian waters, they identified genes that encode sesquiterpenoid hormones, previously thought only to be contained in arthropods. These hormones are important in regulating metamorphosis in … Continue reading Digging deep into jellyfish genomes