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    • A molecular neuroethological approach for identifying and characterizing a cascade of behaviorally regulated genes. 

      Wada, Kazuhiro; Howard, Jason T; McConnell, Patrick; Whitney, Osceola; Lints, Thierry; Rivas, Miriam V; Horita, Haruhito; ... (20 authors) (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2006-10-10)
      Songbirds have one of the most accessible neural systems for the study of brain mechanisms of behavior. However, neuroethological studies in songbirds have been limited by the lack of high-throughput molecular resources ...
    • 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. ...
    • Convergent transcriptional specializations in the brains of humans and song-learning birds. 

      Pfenning, Andreas R; Hara, Erina; Whitney, Osceola; Rivas, Miriam V; Wang, Rui; Roulhac, Petra L; Howard, Jason T; ... (25 authors) (Science, 2014-12-12)
      Song-learning birds and humans share independently evolved similarities in brain pathways for vocal learning that are essential for song and speech and are not found in most other species. Comparisons of brain transcriptomes ...
    • Core and region-enriched networks of behaviorally regulated genes and the singing genome. 

      Whitney, Osceola; Pfenning, Andreas R; Howard, Jason T; Blatti, Charles A; Liu, Fang; Ward, James M; Wang, Rui; ... (14 authors) (Science, 2014-12-12)
      Songbirds represent an important model organism for elucidating molecular mechanisms that link genes with complex behaviors, in part because they have discrete vocal learning circuits that have parallels with those that ...
    • Global view of the functional molecular organization of the avian cerebrum: mirror images and functional columns. 

      Jarvis, Erich D; Yu, Jing; Rivas, Miriam V; Horita, Haruhito; Feenders, Gesa; Whitney, Osceola; Jarvis, Syrus C; ... (19 authors) (J Comp Neurol, 2013-11)
      Based on quantitative cluster analyses of 52 constitutively expressed or behaviorally regulated genes in 23 brain regions, we present a global view of telencephalic organization of birds. The patterns of constitutively expressed ...
    • 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 ...