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Midsummer Nights' Science 2013: The coelacanth, its evolution, and how fish first came onto land

Midsummer Nights' Science 2013: The coelacanth, its evolution, and how fish first came onto land

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 6:00pm

Speaker: Jessica Alfoldi

The African coelacanth, whose genome was recently sequenced, is a highly unusual fish that closely resembles the fossils of its 300-million-year-old ancestors. Scientists have debated for decades about whether it truly is a slow-evolving fish, and how closely related it is to our own ancestor – the fish that first came up onto land. Jessica Alfoldi will discuss the history of the enigmatic coelacanth and what its genome has taught us about our own evolution.

Science & Technology
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