May 2017 cover
A photograph of scallop Patinopecten yessoensis by Zhenmin Bao. Genome sequencing of this bivalve mollusc reveals that it has a slow-evolving genome with many ancestral features. In-depth analysis of the “fossil” scallop genome provides novel insights into the evolution of genome organization and developmental control during the emergence of bilaterians.
From 'Scallop genome provides insights into evolution of bilaterian karyotype and development.' Wang et al., Nature Ecology & Evolution 1; 0120 (2017)