Thursday, May 8, 2008

Neither fish nor fowl: Platypus genome decoded

Look at these guys!!! I'm a big fan of the platypus, I can't believe we haven't figured it out before now.....but mystery no more!!!

PARIS (AFP) - Arguably the oddest beast in Nature's menagerie, the platypus looks as if were assembled from spare parts left over after the animal kingdom was otherwise complete.
Now scientists know why. According to a study released Wednesday, the egg-laying critter is a genetic potpourri -- part bird, part reptile and part lactating mammal. Continue reading here
~Post by Mel