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The genome of a songbird
This work shows that song behaviour engages gene regulatory networks in the zebra finch brain, altering the expression of long non-coding RNAs, microRNAs, transcription factors and their targets and shows evidence for rapid molecular evolution in the songbird lineage of genes that are regulated during song experience. Expand
Sequence and comparative analysis of the chicken genome provide unique perspectives on vertebrate evolution
A draft genome sequence of the red jungle fowl, Gallus gallus, provides a new perspective on vertebrate genome evolution, while also improving the annotation of mammalian genomes. Expand
Analyses of pig genomes provide insight into porcine demography and evolution
The assembly and analysis of the genome sequence of a female domestic Duroc pig and a comparison with the genomes of wild and domestic pigs from Europe and Asia reveal a deep phylogenetic split between European and Asian wild boars ∼1 million years ago. Expand
Comparative genomics reveals insights into avian genome evolution and adaptation
This work explored bird macroevolution using full genomes from 48 avian species representing all major extant clades to reveal that pan-avian genomic diversity covaries with adaptations to different lifestyles and convergent evolution of traits. Expand
Human aneuploidy: Incidence, origin, and etiology
This review discusses recent molecular data on the mechanism of origin of different aneuploid conditions, the basis of the maternal age effect on aneuPloidy, and the importance of aberrant genetic recombination to the genesis of aneuPLoidy. Expand
Evolution of the chicken Toll-like receptor gene family: A story of gene gain and gene loss
Comparative phylogenetic analysis of vertebrate TLR genes provides insight into their patterns and processes of gene evolution, with examples of both gene gain and gene loss. Expand
Comparative Painting Reveals Strong Chromosome Homology Over 80 Million Years of Bird Evolution
It is found that the nine macrochromosomes show remarkable homology between the two species, indicating strong conservation of karyotype through evolution, and that ratite sex chromosomes are largely homologous. Expand
The evolution of the avian genome as revealed by comparative molecular cytogenetics
Speculating as to the reasons for the strange behaviour of these chromosomes as well as the role of telomeres and nuclear organisation in avian evolution is suggested. Expand
First report on chicken genes and chromosomes 2000
The origin, mechanisms, incidence and clinical consequences of chromosomal mosaicism in humans.
The clinical consequences of mosaicism depend on which chromosome is involved, and when and where an error occurs, with the consequences being unique for each event. Expand