Belated Answer to the Monday Mystery

Goodness. Time flies when you’re stuffed with turkey. I suppose I should post the answer to last week’s Mystery DNA before I post this week’s challenge:

Atta cephalotes leaf-cutter ant

All ten points go to Ashley Troth, for picking both the species and the stop codons indicating the non-coding nature of the pseudogene. Also, two more points to “µ” for thoroughly exploring the sequence over every reading frame and direction.

*update* – 10 points to JK, whose virtual tie for 1st got buried in the spam folder. Fixed now.


photo details: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens on a Canon EOS 20D
ISO 800, f/4.5, 1/125 sec

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