Mitochondrial genome sequencing of marine leukaemias reveals cancer contagion between clam species in the Seas of Southern Europe

Published in eLife, 2022

Recommended citation: García-Souto, D.#, Bruzos, A.L.#; Díaz-Costas, S.# et al. (2022). "Mitochondrial genome sequencing of marine leukemias reveals cancer contagion between clam species in the Seas of Southern Europe." eLife. 11:e66946. (#equal contribution) https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.66946

Complete Citation:
García-Souto, D.#, Bruzos, A.L.#; Díaz-Costas, S.#; Rocha, S.; Pequeño, A.; Roman-Lewis, C.; Alonso, J.; Rodriguez, R; Costas, D.; Rodriguez-Castro, J.; Villanueva, A.; Silva, L.; Valencia, J.; Annona, G.; Tarallo, A.; Ricardo, F.; Bratos Cetinic, A.; Posada, D.; Pasantes, J.J.; Tubío, J.M.C. “Mitochondrial genome sequencing of marine leukemias reveals cancer contagion between clam species in the Seas of Southern Europe.” eLife, 11:e66946 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.66946 (#equal contribution)
Previously published on Biorxiv.
Number of authors: 20
IF(2020) = 8.14

About the paper:
In this paper we report a new contagious cancer affecting the warty venus clam that was originated in the striped venus clam and it is currently found in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Received: 27 January 2021
Accepted: 04 December 2021
Published: 18 January 2022