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World’s Largest Genome Discovered in a Tiny Fern: ‘Breaks all records’

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On the island of New Caledonia, a simple, unassuming species of fern has been identified as having the longest genome of any living organism known. It is 50 times longer than a human’s, 7% longer than the previous world record-holding species for longest genome, and 20% longer than the record-holding animal. It contains 416 chromosomes […]

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