Genome Scale View of Great White Shark Uncovers Unexpected and Distinctive Features
(Click to enlarge) This image shows a great white shark. (Credit: M. Scholl, Save Our Seas Foundation)
The great white shark, a major apex predator made famous by the movie “Jaws,” is one of the world’s most iconic species capturing an extraordinary amount of public fascination. An intriguing question is what makes a white shark so distinctive? One way to address this is to explore the genetic makeup of this remarkable animal.
(From ScienceDaily) – A new study by scientists from Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Save Our Seas Shark Research Centre and Cornell University published in final form today in the journal BMC Genomics now undertakes the first large-scale exploration of the great white shark’s genetic repertoire, and comes up with unexpected findings. Read the full story »