A tubifer cardinalfish
Genome Spotlight: Tubifer cardinalfish (Siphamia tubifer)
These tiny reef fish harbor luminous bacteria, and the chromosome-level assembly of the species’ genome may facilitate the duo’s use as a vertebrate model for symbiosis.
ABOVE: Tim Wong, California Academy of Sciences
Genome Spotlight: Tubifer cardinalfish (Siphamia tubifer)
Genome Spotlight: Tubifer cardinalfish (Siphamia tubifer)

These tiny reef fish harbor luminous bacteria, and the chromosome-level assembly of the species’ genome may facilitate the duo’s use as a vertebrate model for symbiosis.

These tiny reef fish harbor luminous bacteria, and the chromosome-level assembly of the species’ genome may facilitate the duo’s use as a vertebrate model for symbiosis.

ABOVE: Tim Wong, California Academy of Sciences

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Genome Spotlight: Christmas Island Rat (Rattus macleari)
Christie Wilcox | Mar 24, 2022
The near-complete genome of a recently extinct rodent elucidates the potential—and difficulties—of resurrecting species.
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Genome Spotlight: Pacific Beetle-Mimic Cockroach (Diploptera punctata)
Christie Wilcox | Feb 24, 2022
The genome of the world’s only live-bearing cockroach may shed light on how viviparity evolves in insects.
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Christie Wilcox | Dec 23, 2021
The first reference-quality genome for this grass species could aid managers in understanding and eradicating this highly invasive plant.
a colorful ctenophore/comb jelly swimming
Genome Spotlight: California Sea Gooseberry (Hormiphora californensis)
Christie Wilcox | Nov 24, 2021
The first chromosome-level genome assembly for a ctenophore may allow scientists to finally resolve the roots of the animal family tree.
A colorful mandarinfish on a reef
Genome Spotlight: Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus)
Christie Wilcox | Oct 28, 2021
The high-quality genome sequence sheds light on the colorful nature of these popular aquarium fish.
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My Daughter’s First Pet—the Next Big Model Organism?
Christie Wilcox | Jul 15, 2021
Bettas were likely the first fish welcomed into human homes. Now, scientists are welcoming them into the lab to learn how genes dictate their appearance and behavior.