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Molecular phylogenetics and the origins of placental mammals
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The potential weaknesses of limited character and taxon sampling are addressed in a comprehensive molecular phylogenetic analysis of 64 species sampled across all extant orders of placental mammals, providing new insight into the pattern of the early placental mammal radiation. Expand
Impacts of the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg Extinction on Mammal Diversification
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Molecular phylogenetic analysis, calibrated with fossils, resolves the time frame of the mammalian radiation and diversification analyses suggest important roles for the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg mass extinction in opening up ecospace that promoted interordinal and intraordinal diversification, respectively. Expand
Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds
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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. Expand
Great ape genetic diversity and population history
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This comprehensive catalogue of great ape genome diversity provides a framework for understanding evolution and a resource for more effective management of wild and captive great ape populations. Expand
Comparative genomics reveals insights into avian genome evolution and adaptation
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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
Macroevolutionary Dynamics and Historical Biogeography of Primate Diversification Inferred from a Species Supermatrix
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A robust molecular phylogeny for 70 primate genera and 367 primate species is generated based on a concatenation of 69 nuclear gene segments and ten mitochondrial gene sequences, most of which were extracted from GenBank to find support for the hypothesis that the most recent common ancestor of living Primates resided in Asia. Expand
Distribution of non-telomeric sites of the (TTAGGG)n telomeric sequence in vertebrate chromosomes
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Possible relationships between the non-telomeric distribution of the (TTAGGG)n sequence and the process of karyotype evolution, during which these sites may provide potential new telomeres are discussed. Expand
The sequence and de novo assembly of the giant panda genome
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Using next-generation sequencing technology alone, a draft sequence of the giant panda genome is generated and assembled, indicating that its bamboo diet might be more dependent on its gut microbiome than its own genetic composition. Expand
Genome Sequence, Comparative Analysis, and Population Genetics of the Domestic Horse
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The analysis reveals an evolutionarily new centromere on equine chromosome 11 that displays properties of an immature but fully functioning Centromere and is devoid of centromeric satellite sequence, suggesting thatCentromeric function may arise before satellite repeat accumulation. Expand
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