Phylogenomics

Definition

Phylogenomics involves the reconstruction of evolutionary relationships by comparing sequences of whole genomes or portions of genomes.

Latest Research and Reviews

  • Research |

    One hundred and ten Zika virus genomes from ten countries and territories involved in the Zika virus epidemic reveal rapid expansion of the epidemic within Brazil and multiple introductions to other regions.

    • Hayden C. Metsky
    • , Christian B. Matranga
    • , Shirlee Wohl
    • , Stephen F. Schaffner
    • , Catherine A. Freije
    • , Sarah M. Winnicki
    • , Kendra West
    • , James Qu
    • , Mary Lynn Baniecki
    • , Adrianne Gladden-Young
    • , Aaron E. Lin
    • , Christopher H. Tomkins-Tinch
    • , Simon H. Ye
    • , Daniel J. Park
    • , Cynthia Y. Luo
    • , Kayla G. Barnes
    • , Rickey R. Shah
    • , Bridget Chak
    • , Giselle Barbosa-Lima
    • , Edson Delatorre
    • , Yasmine R. Vieira
    • , Lauren M. Paul
    • , Amanda L. Tan
    • , Carolyn M. Barcellona
    • , Mario C. Porcelli
    • , Chalmers Vasquez
    • , Andrew C. Cannons
    • , Marshall R. Cone
    • , Kelly N. Hogan
    • , Edgar W. Kopp
    • , Joshua J. Anzinger
    • , Kimberly F. Garcia
    • , Leda A. Parham
    • , Rosa M. Gélvez Ramírez
    • , Maria C. Miranda Montoya
    • , Diana P. Rojas
    • , Catherine M. Brown
    • , Scott Hennigan
    • , Brandon Sabina
    • , Sarah Scotland
    • , Karthik Gangavarapu
    • , Nathan D. Grubaugh
    • , Glenn Oliveira
    • , Refugio Robles-Sikisaka
    • , Andrew Rambaut
    • , Lee Gehrke
    • , Sandra Smole
    • , M. Elizabeth Halloran
    • , Luis Villar
    • , Salim Mattar
    • , Ivette Lorenzana
    • , Jose Cerbino-Neto
    • , Clarissa Valim
    • , Wim Degrave
    • , Patricia T. Bozza
    • , Andreas Gnirke
    • , Kristian G. Andersen
    • , Sharon Isern
    • , Scott F. Michael
    • , Fernando A. Bozza
    • , Thiago M. L. Souza
    • , Irene Bosch
    • , Nathan L. Yozwiak
    • , Bronwyn L. MacInnis
    •  & Pardis C. Sabeti
  • Reviews |

    Multicellular organisms rely on a complex interplay between diverse cell types, but how multicellularity evolved from unicellular ancestors has long been a debated research question. In this Review, the authors describe how comparative and functional genomics have provided valuable insights into the transition between unicellularity and multicellularity, including how various molecular networks have been adopted for multicellular life.

    • Arnau Sebé-Pedrós
    • , Bernard M. Degnan
    •  & Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo

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