I'm thrilled to share this exciting story about convergent loss of function that happened long ago, but may have negative consequences for marine mammals in today's environments, (1/4)
Fascinating report in about convergent gene loss in marine mammals by & : Ancient convergent losses of Paraoxonase 1 yield potential risks for modern marine mammals
Little did they know they might need it again one day: Ancient convergent losses of Paraoxonase 1 yield potential risks for modern marine mammals
Beautiful work from the ⁦⁩ lab at ⁦⁩! All marine mammals lost PON1 gene function a long time ago...but these ancient LOF events render them uniquely susceptible to pesticides today. 🌊🐋🐬🐳