New Paper: Untangling cytochrome P450 genes in early animals

Dr. Gold had the pleasure of collaborating with a great team of scientists studying the cytochrome P450 genes in a sea anemone, coral, jellyfish, and hydra. This huge set of genes plays roles in everything from chemical defenses to metabolism to steroid synthesis. Untangling the relationships between all the P450 genes was a massive undertaking, but it will be a valuable resource for further research. Congratulations to Joanna Wilson at McMaster University for spearheading the effort. You can read the paper at the journal Scientific Reports.