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Origin and diversity of novel avian influenza A H7N9 viruses causing human infection: phylogenetic, structural, and coalescent analyses
Genotypic and potential phenotypic differences imply that the isolates causing this outbreak form two separate subclades, and diversity among isolates implies that the H7N9 virus has evolved into at least two different lineages. Expand
Phylogeography of the Alcippe morrisonia (Aves: Timaliidae): long population history beyond late Pleistocene glaciations
It is proposed that the complicated topology preserves high genetic diversity and ancient lineages for geographical groups of A. morrisonia in China mainland and its two major islands, and restricts gene exchange during climate oscillations. Expand
Comparative phylogeography of five avian species: implications for Pleistocene evolutionary history in the Qinghai‐Tibetan plateau
Compared the phylogeographical patterns of five avian species on the Qinghai‐Tibetan plateau by three mitochondrial DNA fragments, milder climate may have mitigated demographic stresses for edge species relative to the extremes experienced by platform counterparts, the present‐day ranges of which were heavily ice covered during the glaciation period. Expand
H5N1 avian influenza re-emergence of Lake Qinghai: phylogenetic and antigenic analyses of the newly isolated viruses and roles of migratory birds in virus circulation
It is implicate that QH06 viruses of Lake Qinghai may travel back via migratory birds, though not ruling out the possibility of local circulation of viruses ofLake Qinghai. Expand
Ground tit genome reveals avian adaptation to living at high altitudes in the Tibetan plateau.
The results indicated that ground tit evolves basic strategies and 'tit-to-jay' change for coping with the life in an extreme environment. Expand
Dynamic reassortments and genetic heterogeneity of the human-infecting influenza A (H7N9) virus.
Observations suggest the province-specific H9N2 virus gene pools increase the genetic diversity of H7N9 via dynamic reassortments and also imply that G0 has not gained overwhelming fitness and the virus continues to undergo reassortment. Expand
Phylogeography of regional fauna on the Tibetan Plateau: A review
The studies of uplift and glaciations of the Tibetan Plateau are summarized, and a series of recent case studies of the endemic species based on DNA sequences are detailed. In general, theseExpand
Incomplete lineage sorting or secondary admixture: disentangling historical divergence from recent gene flow in the Vinous‐throated parrotbill (Paradoxornis webbianus)
The results indicate the current genetic variation within P. webbianus is a combination pattern of widespread distribution in pre‐Pleistocene, then contraction and fragmentation into separated refugia during glacial advance, followed by recently postglacial expansion and admixture. Expand
Wild Bird Migration across the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau: A Transmission Route for Highly Pathogenic H5N1
The combined results suggest that wild birds play a role in the spread of H5N1 in this region, and the strength of the evidence would be improved with additional sequences from both poultry and wild birds on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau where H5n1 has a clear stronghold. Expand
Pseudopodoces humilis, a misclassified terrestrial tit (Paridae) of the Tibetan Plateau: evolutionary consequences of shifting adaptive zones
Pseudopodoces is the only species of parid whose distribution is limited to treeless terrain and its evolutionary affinity with the Paridae is clearly expressed in comparative osteology and genetics, and is supported by its habit of nesting in cavities. Expand