Here’s a snippet of DNA sequence from a mystery insect:
This DNA is interesting because, although it has recognizable structure, it is not a gene.
I will award 8 Myrmecos points to the first person who can explain- with reference to particular features of the sequence- how I know this. Plus, 2 points to the first person to name the species.
The cumulative points winner for the month of November will take home their choice of 1) any 8×10-sized print from my photo galleries, or 2) a guest post here on Myrmecos.
*image by ynse reproduced under a CC-BY 2.0 license