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Science  10 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5766, pp. 1353c
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5766.1353c

Metazome from the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of California, Berkeley, lets researchers compare animal genomes to tease out gene lineages. The site currently holds complete genome sequences for 11 species—including Homo sapiens, the zebrafish, and the malaria-spreading Anopheles gambiae mosquito—that represent branch points in animal, or metazoan, evolution. Searching “jawed vertebrates” for a particular gene, for instance, returns all the genes in that group descended from an ancestral gene. Links provide more information about the genes and their proteins.

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