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Chimera formation could favour the expansion of invasive species in the marine environment

A new article published in the journal Scientific Reports reveals 44% of the colonies of Didemnum vexillum –a marine invertebrate tagged as invasive species- in the Ebro Delta are formed by gene chimera, that is, cells with different gene pool. According to the study, this ability to create chimera could be a determining factor to promote genetic diversity and the colonizing success of this exotic species in natural ecosystems worldwide.


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