Interesting Animal - Water Fleas - Podcast

The tiny water flea has more genes than you or I do.






(It was the first crustacean to have its genome sequenced, and if you don't believe that it could be more complex than magnificent you, the average human has about 20,000 to 25,000 genes, whereas this little critter has 31,000 genes.  Which makes it the animal with the most genes to date.  As if that wasn't enough. more than a third of the genes in the water flea are unique, and have never been seen before.  You see size really doesn't count, it's the actual count that matters.)

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