Image: Monoplacophorans


"Together with my colleagues on the project, I discovered that the closest molluscan relatives of octopus and squids are a group of limpet-like organisms called Monoplacophora."
Dr Nerida Wilson

Read an interview with Dr Wilson, who along with her colleagues has assembled the most extensive and comprehensive molluscan DNA data set to date, analyzing 1185 regions of the genome (hundreds of genes) to clarify the molluscan family tree.

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