Western Painted Turtle Genome Decoded
UH Biology scientist Bob Thomson helped uncover the evolutionary history behind common turtle’s novel traits
Scientists have recently decoded the genome of the Western Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta bellii, one of the most widespread, abundant and well-studied turtles in North America. This freshwater turtle is only the second reptile species for which complete genome sequences have been assembled and analyzed, behind the green anole lizard. Read the full story here.