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Evidence of cellulose metabolism by the giant panda gut microbiome
The giant panda genome codes for all necessary enzymes associated with a carnivorous digestive system but lacks genes for enzymes needed to digest cellulose, the principal component of their bambooExpand
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Whole-genome sequencing of giant pandas provides insights into demographic history and local adaptation
The panda lineage dates back to the late Miocene and ultimately leads to only one extant species, the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Although global climate change and anthropogenicExpand
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Genetic viability and population history of the giant panda, putting an end to the "evolutionary dead end"?
The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is currently threatened by habitat loss, fragmentation, and human persecution. Its dietary specialization, habitat isolation, and reproductive constraintsExpand
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Black and white and read all over: the past, present and future of giant panda genetics
Few species attract much more attention from the public and scientists than the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), a popular, enigmatic but highly endangered species. The application of molecularExpand
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Progress in the ecology and conservation of giant pandas.
  • F. Wei, R. Swaisgood, +5 authors L. Zhu
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Conservation biology : the journal of the Society…
  • 1 December 2015
Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) conservation is a possible success story in the making. If extinction of this iconic endangered species can be avoided, the species will become a showcase programExpand
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Significant genetic boundaries and spatial dynamics of giant pandas occupying fragmented habitat across southwest China
Understanding population history and genetic structure are key drivers of ecological research. Here, we studied two highly fragmented and isolated populations (Xiaoxiangling and Daxiangling) of giantExpand
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Seasonal variation in nutrient utilization shapes gut microbiome structure and function in wild giant pandas
  • Qi Wu, Xiao Wang, +7 authors F. Wei
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 13 September 2017
Wild giant pandas use different parts of bamboo (shoots, leaves and stems) and different bamboo species at different times of the year. Their usage of bamboo can be classified temporally into aExpand
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Hole-conductor-free perovskite organic lead iodide heterojunction thin-film solar cells: High efficiency and junction property
Efficient hole-conductor-free organic lead iodide thin film solar cells have been fabricated with a sequential deposition method, and a highest efficiency of 10.49% has been achieved. Meanwhile, theExpand
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Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 May 2009–31 July 2009
This article documents the addition of 512 microsatellite marker loci and nine pairs of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) sequencing primers to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci wereExpand
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Conservation implications of drastic reductions in the smallest and most isolated populations of giant pandas.
In conservation biology, understanding the causes of endangerment is a key step to devising effective conservation strategies. We used molecular evidence (coalescent simulations of population changesExpand
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