Whole-genome sequencing of giant pandas provides insights into demographic history and local adaptation

  title={Whole-genome sequencing of giant pandas provides insights into demographic history and local adaptation},
  author={Shancen Zhao and Pingping Zheng and Shanshan Dong and Xiangjiang Zhan and Qi Wu and Xiaosen Guo and Y. Hu and Weiming He and Shanning Zhang and W. Fan and L. Zhu and D. Li and X. Zhang and Q. Chen and H. Zhang and Z. Zhang and Xuelin Jin and J. Zhang and H. Yang and J. Wang and Fuwen Wei},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  • Shancen Zhao, Pingping Zheng, +19 authors Fuwen Wei
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Genetics
  • The panda lineage dates back to the late Miocene and ultimately leads to only one extant species, the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Although global climate change and anthropogenic disturbances are recognized to shape animal population demography their contribution to panda population dynamics remains largely unknown. We sequenced the whole genomes of 34 pandas at an average 4.7-fold coverage and used this data set together with the previously deep-sequenced panda genome to reconstruct… CONTINUE READING
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