BAB fact #2

The water flea Daphnia pulex has the most genes (~31,000) of any animal – this is approximately 7,700 more than the mouse (23,317 genes), and around 8,600 more than humans (22,389 genes).

References

Colbourne, J.K. et al (2011) The ecoresponsive genome of Daphnia pulex.  Science 331: 555-561

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