Sequencing three crocodilian genomes to illuminate the evolution of archosaurs and amniotes.
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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) genomes. The status of these projects and our planned analyses are described.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1186/gb-2012-13-1-415
Publication InfoAbzhanov, A; Braun, Edward L; Burgess, SC; Castoe, TA; Chong, Amanda Y; Cooksey, AM; ... Venegas-Anaya, M (2012). Sequencing three crocodilian genomes to illuminate the evolution of archosaurs and amniotes. Genome Biol, 13(1). pp. 415. 10.1186/gb-2012-13-1-415. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/9308.
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Adjunct Professor in the Dept. of Neurobiology
Dr. Jarvis' laboratory studies the neurobiology of vocal communication. Emphasis is placed on the molecular pathways involved in the perception and production of learned vocalizations. They use an integrative approach that combines behavioral, anatomical, electrophysiological and molecular biological techniques. The main animal model used is songbirds, one of the few vertebrate groups that evolved the ability to learn vocalizations. The generality of the discoveries is tested in other vocal