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As Blind as a Bat? Opsin Phylogenetics Illuminates the Evolution of Color Vision in Bats.
Through their unique use of sophisticated laryngeal echolocation bats are considered sensory specialists amongst mammals and represent an excellent model in which to explore sensory perception. While several studies have ...
Multifactorial processes underlie parallel opsin loss in neotropical bats
(eLife Sciences Publications Ltd, 2018-12-18)
The loss of previously adaptive traits is typically linked to relaxation in selection, yet the molecular steps leading to such repeated losses are rarely known. Molecular studies of loss have tended to focus on gene sequences ...
Massive losses of taste receptor genes in toothed and baleen whales.
Taste receptor genes are functionally important in animals, with a surprising exception in the bottlenose dolphin, which shows extensive losses of sweet, umami, and bitter taste receptor genes. To examine the generality ...
Genomics of introgression in the Chinese horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus sinicus) revealed by transcriptome sequencing
(Oxford University Press, 2017-07)
Recent genomic studies show that introgression can occur at a genome-wide scale among recently diverged lineages. However, introgression is difficult to distinguish from incomplete lineage sorting (ILS), and these processes ...
Degenerative expansion of a young supergene.
(Oxford University Press, 2018-12-21)
Long term suppression of recombination ultimately leads to gene loss, as demonstrated by the depauperate Y and W chromosomes of long-established pairs of XY and ZW chromosomes. The young social supergene of the Solenopsis ...