UNE launches novel research initiative to decode DNA of rare, multicolored lobsters

With the donation of two, new rare-colored lobsters, the University of New England has launched an ambitious research project to decode the genetic basis for to decode the genetic basis. A lobster typically appears brown or “mottled” in appearance, though in rare cases they can come in various colors, including blue, yellow, orange, red, and even white or albino. Researchers say the precise genetic mechanisms responsible for these extraordinary variations remain largely unknown. UNE’s Markus Frederich, Ph.D., professor of marine sciences, is hoping to change that. Photos, more, >>click to read<< 13:15

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