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Ann Cutting
Staff

The S. purpuratus genome was sequenced in 2006. Gene regulatory networks that control early development in the California purple sea urchin can be studied thru gene transfer. The larva is mostly transparent. An adult sea urchin can produce millions of gametes a year.

acutting@caltech.edu

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