Natural selection shaped the rise and fall of passenger pigeon genomic diversity

  title={Natural selection shaped the rise and fall of passenger pigeon genomic diversity},
  author={Gemma G R Murray and Andr{\'e} E R Soares and B. Novak and Nathan K. Schaefer and J. Cahill and A. Baker and J. Demboski and A. Doll and Rute R. da Fonseca and T. Fulton and M. Gilbert and Peter D. Heintzman and Brandon Letts and G. McIntosh and Brendan L. O’Connell and Mark Peck and M. Pipes and Edward S. Rice and K. Santos and A. G. Sohrweide and Samuel H. Vohr and R. Corbett-Detig and R. E. Green and Beth Shapiro},
  pages={951 - 954}
  • Gemma G R Murray, André E R Soares, +21 authors Beth Shapiro
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Genetics of the passenger pigeon The now-extinct passenger pigeon used to be one of the most numerous vertebrates on Earth. Murray et al. examined the genomes of four passenger pigeon samples from different locales within its range. They describe the interplay between passenger pigeon population size, genome structure and recombination, and natural selection. They conclude that a reduction in genetic diversity provided few avenues for the bird to respond to human pressures, which ultimately… CONTINUE READING
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