• Ancient DNA suggests modern wolves trace their origin to a Late Pleistocene expansion from Beringia 

      Loog, Liisa; Thalmann, Olaf; Sinding, Mikkel Holger Strander; Schuenemann, Verena J.; Perri, Angela; Germonpré, Mietje; Bocherens, Herve; Witt, Kelsey E.; Samaniego Castruita, José Alfredo; Velasco, Marcela Sandoval; Lundstrøm, Inge K.C.; Wales, Nathan; Sonet, Gontran; Frantz, Laurent; Schroeder, Hannes; Budd, Jane; Jimenez, Elodie-Laure; Fedorov, Sergey; Gasparyan, Boris; Kandel, Andrew W.; Lázničková-Galetová, Martina; Napierala, Hannes; Uerpmann, Hans-Peter; Nikolskiy, Pavel A.; Pavlova, Elena Y.; Pitulko, Vladimir V.; Herzig, Karl-Heinz; Malhi, Ripan S.; Willerslev, Eske; Hansen, Anders J.; Dobney, Keith; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Krause, Johannes; Larson, Greger; Eriksson, Anders; Manica, Andrea (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Grey wolves (Canis lupus) are one of the few large terrestrial carnivores that have maintained a wide geographical distribution across the Northern Hemisphere throughout the Pleistocene and Holocene. Recent genetic studies ...
    • Genomes of Pleistocene Siberian Wolves Uncover Multiple Extinct Wolf Lineages 

      Ramos-Madrigal, Jazmín; Sinding, Mikkel Holger Strander; Carøe, Christian; Mak, Sarah Siu Tze; Niemann, Jonas; Samaniego Castruita, José A.; Fedorov, Sergey; Kandyba, Alexander; Germonpré, Mietje; Bocherens, Hervé; Feuerborn, Tatiana R.; Pitulko, Vladimir V.; Pavlova, Elena Y.; Nikolskiy, Pavel A.; Kasparov, Aleksei K.; Ivanova, Varvara V.; Larson, Greger; Frantz, Laurent A.F.; Willerslev, Eske; Meldgaard, Morten; Petersen, Bent; Sicheritz-Pontén, Thomas; Bachmann, Lutz; Wiig, Øystein; Hansen, Anders J.; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Gopalakrishnan, Shyam (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Extant Canis lupus genetic diversity can be grouped into three phylogenetically distinct clades: Eurasian and American wolves and domestic dogs.1 Genetic studies have suggested these groups trace their origins to a wolf ...
    • Genomic adaptations and evolutionary history of the extinct scimitar-toothed cat, Homotherium latidens 

      Barnett, Ross; Westbury, Michael V; Sandoval-Velasco, Marcela; Vieira, Filipe G.; Jeon, Sungwon; Zazula, Grant; Martin, Michael David; Ho, Simon Y.W.; Mather, Niklas; Gopalakrishnan, Shyam; Ramos-Madrigal, Jazmín; de Manuel, Marc; Zepeda-Mendoza, Marie Lisandra; Antunes, Agostinho; Carmona Baez, Aldo; De Cahsan, Binia; Larson, Greger; O'Brien, Stephen J.; Eizirik, Eduardo; Johnson, Warren E.; Koepfli, Klaus-Peter; Wilting, Andreas; Fickel, Jörns; Dalén, Love; Lorenzen, Eline D.; Marques-Bonet, Tomas; Hansen, Anders J.; Zhang, Guojie; Bhak, Jong; Yamaguchi, Nobuyuki; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Homotherium was a genus of large-bodied scimitar-toothed cats, morphologically distinct from any extant felid species, that went extinct at the end of the Pleistocene [1, 2, 3, 4]. They possessed large, saber-form serrated ...
    • Specialized sledge dogs accompanied Inuit dispersal across the North American Arctic 

      Ameen, Carly; Feuerborn, Tatiana R.; Brown, Sarah K.; Linderholm, Anna; Hulme-Beaman, Ardern; Lebrasseur, Ophelie; Sinding, Mikkel Holger Strander; Lounsberry, Zachary T.; Lin, Audrey T.; Appelt, Martin; Bachmann, Lutz; Betts, Matthew; Britton, Kate; Darwent, John; Dietz, Rune; Fredholm, Merethe; Gopalakrishnan, Shyam; Goruinova, Olga I.; Grønnow, Bjarne; Haile, James; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn; Harrison, Ramona; Heide-Jørgensen, Mads-Peter; Knecht, Rick; Losey, Robert J.; Masson-MacLean, Edouard; McGovern, Thomas H.; McMagnus-Fry, Ellen; Meldgaard, Morten; Midtdal, Åslaug; Moss, Madonna L.; Nikitin, Iurii G.; Nomokonova, Tatiana; Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Perri, Angela; Popov, Aleksandr N.; Rankin, Lisa; Reuther, Joshua D.; Sablin, Mikhail V.; Schmidt, Anne Lisbeth; Shirar, Scott; Smiarowski, Konrad; Sonne, Christian; Stiner, Mary C.; Vasyukov, Mitya; West, Catherine F.; Ween, Gro Birgit; Wennerberg, Sanne Eline; Wiig, Øystein; Woollett, James; Dalén, Love; Hansen, Anders J.; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Sacks, Benjamin N; Frantz, Laurent A.F.; Larson, Greger; Dobney, Keith; Darwent, Christyann M.; Evin, Allowen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Domestic dogs have been central to life in the North American Arctic for millennia. The ancestors of the Inuit were the first to introduce the widespread usage of dog sledge transportation technology to the Americas, but ...
    • The wolf reference genome sequence (Canis lupus lupus) and its implications for Canis spp. population genomics 

      Gopalakrishnan, Shyam; Samaniego Castruita, José Alfredo; Sinding, Mikkel Holger Strander; Kuderna, Lukas FK; Räikkönen, Jannikke; Petersen, Bent; Sicheritz-Ponten, Thomas; Larson, Greger; Orlando, Ludovic; Marques-Bonet, Tomas; Hansen, Anders J.; Dalén, Love; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Background: An increasing number of studies are addressing the evolutionary genomics of dog domestication, principally through resequencing dog, wolf and related canid genomes. There is, however, only one de novo assembled ...