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First kangaroo genome sequence reveals possible gene responsible for characteristic hop

Kangaroos form an important niche in the tree of life, but until now their DNA had never been sequenced. In a new article, an international consortium of researchers present the first kangaroo genome sequence — that of the tammar wallaby species — and find hidden in their data the gene that may well be responsible for the kangaroo’s characteristic hop.

Quoted from First kangaroo genome sequence reveals possible gene responsible for characteristic hop on ScienceDaily: Top News

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