The water flea Daphnia - a 'new' model system for ecology and evolution?
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Journal of Biology 2010, 9:21 doi:10.1186/jbiol212Published: 13 January 2010
Daphnia pulex is the first crustacean to have its genome sequenced. Availability of the genome sequence will have implications for research in aquatic ecology and evolution in particular, as addressed by a series of papers published recently in BMC Evolutionary Biology and BMC Genomics.