Comparative analysis of bat genomes provides insight into the evolution of flight and immunity.

@article{Zhang2013ComparativeAO,
  title={Comparative analysis of bat genomes provides insight into the evolution of flight and immunity.},
  author={Guojie Zhang and Christopher J Cowled and Zhengli Shi and Zhiyong Huang and Kimberly A. Bishop-Lilly and Xiaodong Fang and James W Wynne and Zhiqiang Xiong and Michelle L. Baker and Wei Zhao and Mary Tachedjian and Yabing Zhu and Peng Zhou and Xuanting Jiang and Justin Ng and Lan Yang and Lijun Wu and Jin Xiao and Yue Feng and Yuanxin Chen and Xiaoqing Sun and Yong Zhang and Glenn A Marsh and Gary S Crameri and Christopher C Broder and Kenneth G. Frey and Lin-Fa Wang and Jun Wang},
  journal={Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={339 6118},
  pages={
          456-60
        }
}
Bats are the only mammals capable of sustained flight and are notorious reservoir hosts for some of the world's most highly pathogenic viruses, including Nipah, Hendra, Ebola, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). To identify genetic changes associated with the development of bat-specific traits, we performed whole-genome sequencing and comparative analyses of two distantly related species, fruit bat Pteropus alecto and insectivorous bat Myotis davidii. We discovered an unexpected… CONTINUE READING

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