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University of Basel

11 February 2020

Why the goby can conquer the waters of the world

Within a few years, it has spread rapidly: round goby (Neogobius melanostomus). (Picture: University of Basel, Department of Environmental Sciences/MSE)
Within a few years, it has spread rapidly: round goby (Neogobius melanostomus). (Picture: University of Basel, Department of Environmental Sciences/MSE)

The round goby, one of the most common invasive freshwater fish in the world, boasts a particularly robust immune system, which could be one of the reasons for its excellent adaptability. This is the result of genome research by an international team of biologists, coordinated at the University of Basel and published in the journal BMC Biology.

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