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    • Dynamic evolution of base composition: causes and consequences in avian phylogenomics. 

      Ellegren, Hans; Jarvis, Erich David; Künstner, A; Nabholz, B; Wang, R (Mol Biol Evol, 2011-08)
      Resolving the phylogenetic relationships among birds is a classical problem in systematics, and this is particularly so when it comes to understanding the relationships among Neoaves. Previous phylogenetic inference of birds ...
    • Obtaining mtDNA genomes from next-generation transcriptome sequencing: a case study on the basal Passerida (Aves: Passeriformes) phylogeny. 

      Ellegren, Hans; Jarvis, Erich David; Nabholz, B (Mol Phylogenet Evol, 2010-10)
      Classically, the mitochondrial genome is sequenced by a series of amplicons using conserved PCR primers. Here we show how shot-gun transcriptome sequencing can be used to obtain the complete set of protein-coding genes from ...
    • Phylogenomic analyses data of the avian phylogenomics project. 

      Aberer, AJ; Alfaro-Núñez, A; Avian Phylogenomics Consortium; Braun, Edward L; Burt, D; Cracraft, J; da Fonseca, RR; ... (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 ...
    • The genome of a songbird. 

      Adam, I; Arnold, AP; Backström, N; Balakrishnan, CN; Batzer, MA; Birkhead, T; Blatti, Charles A; ... (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 ...
    • Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds. 

      Aberer, AJ; Alfaro-Núñez, A; Alström, P; Bailey, T; Barker, FK; Bayzid, MS; Bertelsen, MF; ... (105 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 ...