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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 ...
    • Complex evolutionary trajectories of sex chromosomes across bird taxa. 

      Zhou, Qi; Zhang, Jilin; Bachtrog, Doris; An, Na; Huang, Quanfei; Jarvis, Erich D; Gilbert, M Thomas P; ... (8 authors) (Science, 2014-12-12)
      Sex-specific chromosomes, like the W of most female birds and the Y of male mammals, usually have lost most genes owing to a lack of recombination. We analyze newly available genomes of 17 bird species representing the avian ...
    • 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 ...
    • Unmasking a role for sex chromosomes in gene silencing. 

      Maatouk, Danielle M; Capel, Blanche (Genome Biol, 2010)
      Several sexually dimorphic phenotypes correlate with sex-chromosome dosage rather than with phenotypic sex. New research suggests that sex chromosome dimorphism helps to regulate gene silencing.