Mapping the platypus genome: How Earth’s oddest mammal got to be so bizarre 

Australia’s beaver-like, duck-billed platypus exhibits an array of bizarre characteristics: it lays eggs instead of giving birth to live babies, sweats milk, has venomous spurs and is even equipped with 10 sex chromosomes. Now, researchers have conducted a unique mapping of the platypus genome and found answers regarding the origins of a few of its stranger features.

Source: Mapping the platypus genome: How Earth’s oddest mammal got to be so bizarre — ScienceDaily

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