Genome sequence, comparative analysis and haplotype structure of the domestic dog
A high-quality draft genome sequence of the domestic dog is reported, together with a dense map of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) across breeds, to shed light on the structure and evolution of genomes and genes.
Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds
A genome-scale phylogenetic analysis of 48 species representing all orders of Neoaves recovered a highly resolved tree that confirms previously controversial sister or close relationships and identifies the first divergence in Neoaves, two groups the authors named Passerea and Columbea.
Multigene phylogeny of the Mustelidae: Resolving relationships, tempo and biogeographic history of a mammalian adaptive radiation
Using Bayesian dating techniques, phylogenetic and dating analyses suggest that mustelid diversification may have been spurred by a combination of faunal turnover events and diversification at lower trophic levels, ultimately caused by climatically driven environmental changes.
Complete Mitochondrial Genomes of Ancient Canids Suggest a European Origin of Domestic Dogs
The findings imply that domestic dogs are the culmination of a process that initiated with European hunter-gatherers and the canids with whom they interacted, and molecular dating suggests an onset of domestication there 18,800 to 32,100 years ago.
Molecular systematics of the Canidae.
- R. Wayne, E. Geffen, D. Girman, K. Koepfli, L. Lau, C. Marshall
- BiologySystematic Biology
- 1 December 1997
A combined analysis of the mtDNA data and published morphological data provides unexpected support for a monophyletic South American canidae clade, although the homogeneity partition tests indicate significant heterogeneity between the two data sets.
Pattern and timing of diversification of the mammalian order Carnivora inferred from multiple nuclear gene sequences.
Broad Host Range of SARS-CoV-2 Predicted by Comparative and Structural Analysis of ACE2 in Vertebrates
A protein structural analysis was employed to qualitatively assess whether amino acid changes at variable residues would be likely to disrupt ACE2/SARS-CoV-2 binding, and found the number of predicted unfavorable changes significantly correlated with the binding score.
A new phylogenetic marker, apolipoprotein B, provides compelling evidence for eutherian relationships.
Broad host range of SARS-CoV-2 predicted by comparative and structural analysis of ACE2 in vertebrates
- Joana Damas, Graham M. Hughes, H. Lewin
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 21 August 2020
A large number of mammals that can potentially be infected by SARS-CoV-2 via their ACE2 proteins are identified to assist the identification of intermediate hosts for Sars-Cov-2 and hence reduce the opportunity for a future outbreak of COVID-19.
Towards complete and error-free genome assemblies of all vertebrate species
The Vertebrate Genomes Project is embarked on, an effort to generate high-quality, complete reference genomes for all ~70,000 extant vertebrate species and help enable a new era of discovery across the life sciences.