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    • Comparative genomics based on massive parallel transcriptome sequencing reveals patterns of substitution and selection across 10 bird species. 

      Künstner, Axel; Wolf, Jochen BW; Backström, Niclas; Whitney, Osceola; Balakrishnan, Christopher N; Day, Lainy; Edwards, Scott V; ... (13 authors) (Mol Ecol, 2010-03)
      Next-generation sequencing technology provides an attractive means to obtain large-scale sequence data necessary for comparative genomic analysis. To analyse the patterns of mutation rate variation and selection intensity ...
    • Comparative genomics reveals insights into avian genome evolution and adaptation. 

      Zhang, Guojie; Li, Cai; Li, Qiye; Li, Bo; Larkin, Denis M; Lee, Chul; Storz, Jay F; ... (107 authors) (Science, 2014-12-12)
      Birds are the most species-rich class of tetrapod vertebrates and have wide relevance across many research fields. We explored bird macroevolution using full genomes from 48 avian species representing all major extant clades. ...
    • Feather development genes and associated regulatory innovation predate the origin of Dinosauria. 

      Lowe, Craig B; Clarke, Julia A; Baker, Allan J; Haussler, David; Edwards, Scott V (Molecular biology and evolution, 2015-01)
      The evolution of avian feathers has recently been illuminated by fossils and the identification of genes involved in feather patterning and morphogenesis. However, molecular studies have focused mainly on protein-coding ...
    • Phylogenomic analyses data of the avian phylogenomics project. 

      Jarvis, Erich D; Mirarab, Siavash; Aberer, Andre J; Li, Bo; Houde, Peter; Li, Cai; Ho, Simon YW; ... (28 authors) (Gigascience, 2015)
      BACKGROUND: Determining the evolutionary relationships among the major lineages of extant birds has been one of the biggest challenges in systematic biology. To address this challenge, we assembled or collected the genomes ...
    • Response to Comment on "Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds". 

      Cracraft, Joel; Houde, Peter; Ho, Simon YW; Mindell, David P; Fjeldså, Jon; Lindow, Bent; Edwards, Scott V; ... (14 authors) (Science, 2015-09-25)
      Mitchell et al. argue that divergence-time estimates for our avian phylogeny were too young because of an "inappropriate" maximum age constraint for the most recent common ancestor of modern birds and that, as a result, ...
    • Sequencing three crocodilian genomes to illuminate the evolution of archosaurs and amniotes. 

      St John, John A; Braun, Edward L; Isberg, Sally R; Miles, Lee G; Chong, Amanda Y; Gongora, Jaime; Dalzell, Pauline; ... (48 authors) (Genome Biol, 2012-01-31)
      The International Crocodilian Genomes Working Group (ICGWG) will sequence and assemble the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) and Indian gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) ...
    • The genome of a songbird. 

      Warren, Wesley C; Clayton, David F; Ellegren, Hans; Arnold, Arthur P; Hillier, Ladeana W; Künstner, Axel; Searle, Steve; ... (82 authors) (Nature, 2010-04-01)
      The zebra finch is an important model organism in several fields with unique relevance to human neuroscience. Like other songbirds, the zebra finch communicates through learned vocalizations, an ability otherwise documented ...
    • The genome of the green anole lizard and a comparative analysis with birds and mammals. 

      Alföldi, Jessica; Di Palma, Federica; Grabherr, Manfred; Williams, Christina; Kong, Lesheng; Mauceli, Evan; Russell, Pamela; ... (50 authors) (Nature, 2011-08-31)
      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 terrestrial environments. ...
    • Three crocodilian genomes reveal ancestral patterns of evolution among archosaurs. 

      Green, Richard E; Braun, Edward L; Armstrong, Joel; Earl, Dent; Nguyen, Ngan; Hickey, Glenn; Vandewege, Michael W; ... (55 authors) (Science, 2014-12-12)
      To provide context for the diversification of archosaurs--the group that includes crocodilians, dinosaurs, and birds--we generated draft genomes of three crocodilians: Alligator mississippiensis (the American alligator), ...
    • Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds. 

      Jarvis, Erich D; Mirarab, Siavash; Aberer, Andre J; Li, Bo; Houde, Peter; Li, Cai; Ho, Simon YW; ... (106 authors) (Science, 2014-12-12)
      To better determine the history of modern birds, we performed a genome-scale phylogenetic analysis of 48 species representing all orders of Neoaves using phylogenomic methods created to handle genome-scale data. We recovered ...