• Ancient and modern stickleback genomes reveal the demographic constraints on adaptation 

      Kirch, Melanie; Romundset, Anders; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Jones, Felicity C.; Foote, Andrew (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Adaptation is typically studied by comparing modern populations with contrasting environments. Individuals persisting in the ancestral habitat are typically used to represent the ancestral founding population; however, it ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Low Prevalence of Lactase Persistence in Bronze Age Europe Indicates Ongoing Strong Selection over the Last 3,000 Years 

      Burger, Joachim; Link, Vivian; Blöcher, Jens; Schulz, Anna; Sell, Christian; Pochon, Zoé; Diekmann, Yoan; Zegarac, Aleksandra; Hofmanová, Zuzana; Winkelbach, Laura; Reyna-Blanco, Carlos S.; Bieker, Vanessa Carina; Orschiedt, Jörg; Brinker, Ute; Scheu, Amelie; Leuenberger, Christoph; Bertino, Thomas S.; Bollongino, Ruth; Lidke, Gundula; Stefanovic, Sofija; Jantzen, Detlef; Kaiser, Elke; Terberger, Thomas; Thomas, Mark G.; Veeramah, Krishna R.; Wegmann, Daniel (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Lactase persistence (LP), the continued expression of lactase into adulthood, is the most strongly selected single gene trait over the last 10,000 years in multiple human populations. It has been posited that the primary ...
    • Pre-extinction demographic stability and genomic signatures of adaptation in the woolly rhinoceros 

      Lord, Edana; Dussex, Nicolas; Kierczak, Marcin; Díez-del-Molino, David; Ryder, Oliver A.; Stanton, David W. G.; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Sánchez-Barreiro, Fatima; Zhang, Guojie; Sinding, Mikkel-Holger S.; Lorenzen, Eline D.; Willerslev, Eske; Protopov, Albert; Shidlovskiy, Fedor K.; Fedorov, Sergey; Bocherens, Hervé; Nathan, Senthilvel K.S.S.; Goossens, Benoit; Johannes, van der Plicht; Chan, Yvonne L.; Prost, Stefan; Potapova, Olga R; Kirillova, Irina V.; Lister, Adrian M.; Heintzman, Peter D.; Kapp, Joshua D.; Shapiro, Beth; Vartanyan, Sergey; Götherström, Anders; Dalén, Love (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Ancient DNA has significantly improved our understanding of the evolution and population history of extinct megafauna. However, few studies have used complete ancient genomes to examine species responses to climate change ...