Evolutionary insights from bladderwort genome

Researchers generated a highly contiguous nuclear genome assembly of the carnivorous humped bladderwort (Utricularia gibba), categorized encoded genes as having been derived from small-scale or whole-genome duplication processes, and found that duplicate gene pairs that were enriched in metabolic functions tied to trapping and prey processing largely derived from small-scale duplication events, suggesting that small-scale duplication may have aided the bladderwort’s carnivorous adaptation. - Read at PNAS

Article #17-02072: “Long-read sequencing uncovers the adaptive topography of a carnivorous plant genome,” by Tianying Lan et al.