• Darwin's Fancy Revised: An Updated Understanding of the Genomic Constitution of Pigeon Breeds 

      Pacheco, George; Van Grouw, Hein; Shapiro, Michael D.; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Vieira, Filipe G. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Through its long history of artificial selection, the rock pigeon (Columba livia Gmelin 1789) was forged into a large number of domestic breeds. The incredible amount of phenotypic diversity exhibited in these breeds has ...
    • Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics 

      Feng, Shaohong; Stiller, Josefin; Deng, Yuan; Armstrong, Joel; Fang, Qi; Reeve, Andrew Hart; Xie, Duo; Chen, Guangji; Guo, Chunxue; Faircloth, Brant C.; Petersen, Bent; Wang, Zongji; Zhou, Qi; Diekhans, Mark; Chen, Wanjun; Andreu-Sánchez, Sergio; Margaryan, Ashot; Howard, Jason Travis; Parent, Carole; Pacheco, George; Sinding, Mikkel-Holger S.; Puetz, Lara; Cavill, Emily; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Whole-genome sequencing projects are increasingly populating the tree of life and characterizing biodiversity1,2,3,4. Sparse taxon sampling has previously been proposed to confound phylogenetic inference5, and captures ...
    • Evolutionary History, Genomic Adaptation to Toxic Diet, and Extinction of the Carolina Parakeet 

      Gelabert, Pere; Sandoval-Velasco, Marcela; Serres, Aitor; de Manuel, Marc; Renom, Pere; Margaryan, Ashot; Stiller, Josefin; De-Dios, Toni; Fang, Qi; Feng, Shaohong; Mañosa, Santi; Pacheco, George; Ferrando-Bernal, Manuel; Shi, Guolin; Hao, Fei; Chen, Xianqing; Petersen, Bent; Olsen, Remi-André; Navarro, Arcadi; Deng, Yuan; Dalén, Love; Marques-Bonet, Tomas; Zhang, Guojie; Antunes, Agostinho; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Lalueza-Fox, Carles (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      As the only endemic neotropical parrot to have recently lived in the northern hemisphere, the Carolina parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) was an iconic North American bird. The last surviving specimen died in the Cincinnati ...
    • High-coverage genomes to elucidate the evolution of penguins 

      Pan, Hailin; Cole, Theresa L.; Bi, Xupeng; Fang, Miaoquan; Zhou, Chengran; Yang, Zhengtao; Ksepka, Daniel T.; Hart, Tom; Bouzat, Juan L.; Argilla, Lisa S.; Bertelsen, Mads F.; Boersma, P. Dee; Bost, Charles-André; Cherel, Yves; Dann, Peter; Fiddaman, Steven R.; Howard, Pauline; Labuschagne, Kim; Mattern, Thomas; Miller, Gary; Parker, Patricia; Phillips, Richard A.; Quillfeldt, Petra; Ryan, Peter G.; Taylor, Helen; Thompson, David R.; Young, Melanie J.; Ellegaard, Martin; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Sinding, Mikkel Holger Strander; Pacheco, George; Shepherd, Lara D.; Tennyson, Alan J.D.; Grosser, Stefanie; Kay, Emily; Nupen, Lisa J.; Ellenberg, Ursula; Houston, David M.; Reeve, Andrew Hart; Johnson, Kathryn; Masello, Juan F.; Stracke, Thomas; McKinlay, Bruce; Borboroglu, Pablo García; Zhang, De-Xing; Zhang, Guojie (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Background Penguins (Sphenisciformes) are a remarkable order of flightless wing-propelled diving seabirds distributed widely across the southern hemisphere. They share a volant common ancestor with Procellariiformes ...