Bird, Aves, Avian, Vertebrate, Genomics, Genome10K, Phylogenomics, Avian Phlyogenomics Project
Everyone loves the birds of the world. From their haunting songs and majesty of flight to dazzling plumage and mating rituals, bird watchers – both amateurs and professionals - have marveled for centuries at their considerable adaptations. Now, we are offered a special treat with the publication of a series of papers in dedicated issues of Science, Genome Biology and GigaScience (which also included pre-publication data release). These present the successful beginnings of an international interdisciplinary venture, the Avian Phylogenomics Project that lets us view, through a genomics lens, modern bird species and the evolutionary events that produced them.
O'Brien, Stephen J.; David Haussler; and Oliver A. Ryder. 2014. "The Birds of Genome10K." GigaScience 3, (32). http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cnso_bio_facarticles/726