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I thought nothing could top the classic “6-way Venn banana”, featured in *The banana (Musa acuminata) genome and the evolution of monocotyledonous plants*.

That is until I saw Figure 3 from *Compact genome of the Antarctic midge is likely an adaptation to an extreme environment*.

What’s odd is that Figure 2 in the latter paper is a nice, clear R/ggplot2 creation, using *facet_grid()*, so someone knew what they were doing.

That aside, the Antarctic midge paper is an interesting read; go check it out.

This lead to some amusing Twitter discussion which pointed me to *A New Rose : The First Simple Symmetric 11-Venn Diagram*. +1 for referencing The Damned, if indeed that was the intention.

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