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New insights into genome evolution and parasitism - the salmon louse genome delivers

We are happy to announce that we have finally published a peer-reviewed research paper describing the Atlantic salmon louse genome in Genomics.
Even though copepods have many ecological roles and interest is on the rise, they are still not that well-represented in genome databases. The same is true for parasites, especially the marine species. The LSalAtl2s assembly has a size of 695.4 Mbp (million base pairs of DNA) and we have annotated 13,081 protein-coding genes.

Immune modulation by the salmon louse - time to shift targets