a colorful comb jelly/ctenophore in dark water
Genome Spotlight: California Sea Gooseberry (Hormiphora californensis)
The first chromosome-level genome assembly for a ctenophore may allow scientists to finally resolve the roots of the animal family tree.
ABOVE: DARRIN SCHULTZ © 2021 MBARI
Genome Spotlight: California Sea Gooseberry (Hormiphora californensis)
Genome Spotlight: California Sea Gooseberry (Hormiphora californensis)

The first chromosome-level genome assembly for a ctenophore may allow scientists to finally resolve the roots of the animal family tree.

The first chromosome-level genome assembly for a ctenophore may allow scientists to finally resolve the roots of the animal family tree.

ABOVE: DARRIN SCHULTZ © 2021 MBARI

Ctenophore

Repositioning Ctenophores
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
A reanalysis of phylogenetic data places sponges, rather than comb jellies, back at the base of the animal tree.
Ancient Comb Jelly Bones?
Jef Akst | Jul 13, 2015
Comb jellies, soft-bodied marine creatures that swim by beating rows of cilia, may once have had a hard skeleton.
Celebrating New Species
Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015
An international panel of scientists selects the 10 most interesting organisms discovered last year.
Genome Digest
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 21, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes