The golden mussel (Limnoperna fortunei) has invaded rivers in South America. The mussel, like many invasive species, has few natural enemies and reproduce rapidly. Below is a YouTube-video with information about the mussel and its ecological effects. The video is part of a crowdfunding project from the Laboratório de Biologia Molecular Ambiental BioMA, with the aim to sequence the mussels DNA to better understand the organism.

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Read more about the golden mussel and the sequencing of its DNA here.