The Genomic Footprints of the Fall and Recovery of the Crested Ibis

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Shaohong Feng, Qi Fang, Ross Barnett, Cai Li, Sojung Han, Martin Kuhlwilm, Long Zhou, Hailin Pan, Yuan Deng, Guangji Chen, Anita Gamauf, Friederike Woog, Robert Prys-Jones, Tomas Marques-Bonet, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Guojie Zhang

Feng et al. use whole-genome sequencing of contemporary and historic crested ibis, an iconic endangered bird species, to explore how their genetic diversity has changed through time. Their analyses reveal the roles of genetic drift and intensive inbreeding on the loss of genetic diversity in today's population.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume29
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)340-349, e1-e7
ISSN0960-9822
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Research areas

  • ancient genomics, conservation genomics, demography, endangered species, extinction, genetic recovery, inbreeding, mutation load, ornithology, population genomics

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