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An ancient icon reveals new mysteries: mummy DNA resurrects a cryptic species within the Nile crocodile.
The Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is an ancient icon of both cultural and scientific interest. The species is emblematic of the great civilizations of the Nile River valley and serves as aExpand
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Comparative biology of mammalian telomeres: hypotheses on ancestral states and the roles of telomeres in longevity determination
Progressive telomere shortening from cell division (replicative aging) provides a barrier for human tumor progression. This program is not conserved in laboratory mice, which have longer telomeresExpand
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Multidirectional cross-species painting illuminates the history of karyotypic evolution in Perissodactyla
The order Perissodactyla, the group of odd-toed ungulates, includes three extant families: Equidae, Tapiridae, and Rhinocerotidae. The extremely rapid karyotypic diversification in perissodactyls hasExpand
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Comparative analysis of gene-expression patterns in human and African great ape cultured fibroblasts.
Although much is known about genetic variation in human and African great ape (chimpanzee, bonobo, and gorilla) genomes, substantially less is known about variation in gene-expression profiles withinExpand
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Specific Status of Propithecus spp.
Controversial taxonomic relationships within Propithecus have consistently made conservation and management decisions difficult. We present a multidisciplinary phylogenetic analysis of PropithecusExpand
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A high-resolution cat radiation hybrid and integrated FISH mapping resource for phylogenomic studies across Felidae.
We describe the construction of a high-resolution radiation hybrid (RH) map of the domestic cat genome, which includes 2662 markers, translating to an estimated average intermarker distance of 939Expand
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The value of avian genomics to the conservation of wildlife
BackgroundGenomic studies in non-domestic avian models, such as the California condor and white-throated sparrow, can lead to more comprehensive conservation plans and provide clues for understandingExpand
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Tissue sampling methods and standards for vertebrate genomics
The recent rise in speed and efficiency of new sequencing technologies have facilitated high-throughput sequencing, assembly and analyses of genomes, advancing ongoing efforts to analyze geneticExpand
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Induced pluripotent stem cells from highly endangered species
For some highly endangered species there are too few reproductively capable animals to maintain adequate genetic diversity, and extraordinary measures are necessary to prevent extinction. We reportExpand
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Emerging trends for biobanking amphibian genetic resources: The hope, reality and challenges for the next decade
How to conserve our planet’s rapidly disappearing biodiversity is one of the greatest challenges of our generation. Among terrestrial vertebrate taxa, amphibians are most at risk with 41% of allExpand
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