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The mysterious, legendary giant squid's genome is revealed
                The giant squid has long been a subject of horror lore. In this original illustration from Jules Verne’s’ 90, 10 Leagues Under the Sea, ‘a giant squid grasps a helpless sailor. Credit: Alphonse de Neuville             

How did the monstrous giant squid — reaching school-bus size, with eyes as big as dinner plates and tentacles that can snatch prey 10 yards away — get so scarily big?                                                

      

Today, important clues about the anatomy and evolution of the mysterious

Giantsquid

first genome of a cephalopod

gene familiesin the giant squid, drawing comparisons with the four other cephalopod species that have been sequenced and with the

is an important node in helping us understand what makes a cephalopod a. And it also can help us understand how new and novel

arise in evolution and development. ”                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                            


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