Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Unraveling Octopus Base Genome

Unraveling octopus base genome
The article that was picked is called the "Unraveling the Octopus's 2.8 billion-Base Genome." to summarize this article they mainly talk about how scientist are determining the genomic structure of a octopus. according to this article Octopoda has about 2.8 billion base pairs which is across thirty chromosomes. In my opinion many animals are fascinated and should be looked at but I decided to look deeper and find an animal that stick outs the most. Octopoda are important creatures but to fully understand them I feel like we need to look into the biology and the genome. Because the researchers that were working on this were able to show that all chromosomes reveal numerous structural changes that occur during evolution. This article talks about how the evolutionary history of the octopus genome spans a period of 44 million years ago.

Dalila Destanović explained that “Even among closely related species, we observed numerous structural changes of the chromosomes. This finding poses questions on genome dynamics throughout their evolutionary history and opens the door to investigate how this relates to their unique traits” (Dalila Destanović). In my opinion I believe this is true because different species have different chromosomes and depending on the species I feel like it's doing research on them can be complicated. Opening the door to evolutionary history can help figure out many    

In the photo above it shows the anatomy of the gene family.     


Octopus. National Wildlife Federation. (n.d.). Resources/Wildlife-Guide/Invertebrates/Octopuses ( Photo) 

Arain, W. (2023, October 29). Decoding the octopus: A leap in understanding cephalopod intelligence. BNN Breaking. (Photo)

Neuroscience News. (2023, October 18). Unraveling the Octopus’s 2.8 billion-base genome.,comparisons%20with%20other%20cephalopod%20species. 

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