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The koala genome has been fully sequenced for the first time

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Koalas are known for their unusual lifestyles. Now their genome has been sequenced for the first time, a breakthrough that is finally shedding some light on their strange way of life.

Koalas sleep for 22 hours per day and socialise very little. Their babies are born after spending just five weeks in the womb. And they live on an exclusive diet of eucalyptus leaves, which are toxic to most other mammals.

Now that there genome has been sequenced it is shedding some light on the strange behaviour and will help solve some of life mystery’s.

 

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