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Rapid Microsatellite Identification from Illumina Paired-End Genomic Sequencing in Two Birds and a Snake
Identification of microsatellites, or simple sequence repeats (SSRs), can be a time-consuming and costly investment requiring enrichment, cloning, and sequencing of candidate loci. Recently, however,… Expand
The genome of the green anole lizard and a comparative analysis with birds and mammals
The evolution of the amniotic egg was one of the great evolutionary innovations in the history of life, freeing vertebrates from an obligatory connection to water and thus permitting the conquest of… Expand
Bayesian mixed models and the phylogeny of pitvipers (Viperidae: Serpentes).
The subfamily Crotalinae (pitvipers) contains over 190 species of venomous snakes distributed in both the Old and New World. We incorporated an extensive sampling of taxa (including 28 of 29 genera),… Expand
Data partitions and complex models in Bayesian analysis: the phylogeny of Gymnophthalmid lizards.
Phylogenetic studies incorporating multiple loci, and multiple genomes, are becoming increasingly common. Coincident with this trend in genetic sampling, model-based likelihood techniques including… Expand
Repetitive Elements May Comprise Over Two-Thirds of the Human Genome
- A. P. J. de Koning, W. Gu, T. Castoe, M. Batzer, D. Pollock
- Biology, Medicine
- PLoS genetics
- 1 December 2011
Transposable elements (TEs) are conventionally identified in eukaryotic genomes by alignment to consensus element sequences. Using this approach, about half of the human genome has been previously… Expand
Comparative phylogeography of pitvipers suggests a consensus of ancient Middle American highland biogeography
Aim We used inferences of phylogenetic relationships and divergence times for three lineages of highland pitvipers to identify broad-scale historical events that have shaped the evolutionary history… Expand
The king cobra genome reveals dynamic gene evolution and adaptation in the snake venom system
- F. Vonk, N. Casewell, +33 authors M. Richardson
- Biology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 2 December 2013
Significance Snake venoms are toxic protein cocktails used for prey capture. To investigate the evolution of these complex biological weapon systems, we sequenced the genome of a venomous snake, the… Expand
Phylogeographic structure and historical demography of the western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox): A perspective on North American desert biogeography.
The western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) is a prominent member of North American desert and semi-arid ecosystems, and its importance extends from its impact on the region's ecology and… Expand
Using regional comparative phylogeographic data from snake lineages to infer historical processes in Middle America
Understanding how historical processes have either similarly, or differentially, shaped the evolution of lineages or biotic assemblages is important for a broad spectrum of fields. Gaining such… Expand
Rapid identification of thousands of copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix) microsatellite loci from modest amounts of 454 shotgun genome sequence
- T. Castoe, Alexander W. Poole, +4 authors D. Pollock
- Medicine, Biology
- Molecular ecology resources
- 1 March 2010
Optimal integration of next‐generation sequencing into mainstream research requires re‐evaluation of how problems can be reasonably overcome and what questions can be asked. One potential application… Expand