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May 10, 2007: Genome Sequence of Opossum Was Completed

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Opossum, also known as Monodelphis domestica, is the first marsupial species to be sequenced. The genome sequence of possum provided a unique perspective on the organization and evolution of mammalian genomes, showing that evolutionary pressures lead the way in influencing gene regulatory mechanism followed by changing gene or protein sequence.

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http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v447/n7141/full/nature05805.html

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