Thursday, May 8, 2008

Platypus Looks Strange on the Inside, Too

Platypus Genome - Animals - Science - New York Times:

"If it has a bill and webbed feet like a duck, lays eggs like a bird or a reptile but also produces milk and has a coat of fur like a mammal, what could the genetics of the duck-billed platypus possibly be like? Well, just as peculiar: an amalgam of genes reflecting significant branching and transitions in evolution."