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The genome of the water strider Gerris buenoi reveals expansions of gene repertoires associated with adaptations to life on the water

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Refki,  Peter Nagui
Department Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Society;

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Armisén, D., Rajakumar, R., Friedrich, M., Benoit, J. B., Robertson, H. M., Panfilio, K. A., et al. (2018). The genome of the water strider Gerris buenoi reveals expansions of gene repertoires associated with adaptations to life on the water. BMC Genomics, 19(832), 1-16. doi:10.1186/s12864-018-5163-2.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0002-A28F-6
Abstract
Background: Having conquered water surfaces worldwide, the semi-aquatic bugs occupy ponds, streams, lakes, mangroves, and even open oceans. The diversity of this group has inspired a range of scientific studies from ecology and evolution to developmental genetics and hydrodynamics of fluid locomotion. However, the lack of a representative water strider genome hinders our ability to more thoroughly investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the processes of adaptation and diversification within this group.