Population genetics

Definition

Population genetics is the study of the genetic composition of populations, including distributions and changes in genotype and phenotype frequency in response to the processes of natural selection, genetic drift, mutation and gene flow.

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    An improved, fully re-annotated Aedes aegypti genome assembly (AaegL5) provides insights into the sex-determining M locus, chemosensory systems that help mosquitoes to hunt humans and loci involved in insecticide resistance and will help to generate intervention strategies to fight this deadly disease vector.

    • Benjamin J. Matthews
    • , Olga Dudchenko
    • , Sarah B. Kingan
    • , Sergey Koren
    • , Igor Antoshechkin
    • , Jacob E. Crawford
    • , William J. Glassford
    • , Margaret Herre
    • , Seth N. Redmond
    • , Noah H. Rose
    • , Gareth D. Weedall
    • , Yang Wu
    • , Sanjit S. Batra
    • , Carlos A. Brito-Sierra
    • , Steven D. Buckingham
    • , Corey L. Campbell
    • , Saki Chan
    • , Eric Cox
    • , Benjamin R. Evans
    • , Thanyalak Fansiri
    • , Igor Filipović
    • , Albin Fontaine
    • , Andrea Gloria-Soria
    • , Richard Hall
    • , Vinita S. Joardar
    • , Andrew K. Jones
    • , Raissa G. G. Kay
    • , Vamsi K. Kodali
    • , Joyce Lee
    • , Gareth J. Lycett
    • , Sara N. Mitchell
    • , Jill Muehling
    • , Michael R. Murphy
    • , Arina D. Omer
    • , Frederick A. Partridge
    • , Paul Peluso
    • , Aviva Presser Aiden
    • , Vidya Ramasamy
    • , Gordana Rašić
    • , Sourav Roy
    • , Karla Saavedra-Rodriguez
    • , Shruti Sharan
    • , Atashi Sharma
    • , Melissa Laird Smith
    • , Joe Turner
    • , Allison M. Weakley
    • , Zhilei Zhao
    • , Omar S. Akbari
    • , William C. Black IV
    • , Han Cao
    • , Alistair C. Darby
    • , Catherine A. Hill
    • , J. Spencer Johnston
    • , Terence D. Murphy
    • , Alexander S. Raikhel
    • , David B. Sattelle
    • , Igor V. Sharakhov
    • , Bradley J. White
    • , Li Zhao
    • , Erez Lieberman Aiden
    • , Richard S. Mann
    • , Louis Lambrechts
    • , Jeffrey R. Powell
    • , Maria V. Sharakhova
    • , Zhijian Tu
    • , Hugh M. Robertson
    • , Carolyn S. McBride
    • , Alex R. Hastie
    • , Jonas Korlach
    • , Daniel E. Neafsey
    • , Adam M. Phillippy
    •  & Leslie B. Vosshall
    Nature, 1–7
  • Research | | open

    Historical hunting has caused documented declines in pinnipeds, but the extent to which hunting caused genetic bottlenecks among species was unknown. Here, the authors show evidence of severe bottlenecks in several pinniped species, particularly those that breed on land.

    • M. A. Stoffel
    • , E. Humble
    • , A. J. Paijmans
    • , K. Acevedo-Whitehouse
    • , B. L. Chilvers
    • , B. Dickerson
    • , F. Galimberti
    • , N. J. Gemmell
    • , S. D. Goldsworthy
    • , H. J. Nichols
    • , O. Krüger
    • , S. Negro
    • , A. Osborne
    • , T. Pastor
    • , B. C. Robertson
    • , S. Sanvito
    • , J. K. Schultz
    • , A. B. A. Shafer
    • , J. B. W. Wolf
    •  & J. I. Hoffman
  • Research |

    Whole-genome sequencing of 175 Mongolians representing six tribes highlights population-specific genetic architecture and substantial gene flow among northern Eurasian populations, including derived alleles shared by Mongolians and Finns.

    • Haihua Bai
    • , Xiaosen Guo
    • , Narisu Narisu
    • , Tianming Lan
    • , Qizhu Wu
    • , Yanping Xing
    • , Yong Zhang
    • , Stephen R. Bond
    • , Zhili Pei
    • , Yanru Zhang
    • , Dandan Zhang
    • , Jirimutu Jirimutu
    • , Dong Zhang
    • , Xukui Yang
    • , Morigenbatu Morigenbatu
    • , Li Zhang
    • , Bingyi Ding
    • , Baozhu Guan
    • , Junwei Cao
    • , Haorong Lu
    • , Yiyi Liu
    • , Wangsheng Li
    • , Ningxin Dang
    • , Mingyang Jiang
    • , Shenyuan Wang
    • , Huixin Xu
    • , Dingzhu Wang
    • , Chunxia Liu
    • , Xin Luo
    • , Ying Gao
    • , Xueqiong Li
    • , Zongze Wu
    • , Liqing Yang
    • , Fanhua Meng
    • , Xiaolian Ning
    • , Hashenqimuge Hashenqimuge
    • , Kaifeng Wu
    • , Bo Wang
    • , Suyalatu Suyalatu
    • , Yingchun Liu
    • , Chen Ye
    • , Huiguang Wu
    • , Kalle Leppälä
    • , Lu Li
    • , Lin Fang
    • , Yujie Chen
    • , Wenhao Xu
    • , Tao Li
    • , Xin Liu
    • , Xun Xu
    • , Christopher R. Gignoux
    • , Huanming Yang
    • , Lawrence C. Brody
    • , Jun Wang
    • , Karsten Kristiansen
    • , Burenbatu Burenbatu
    • , Huanmin Zhou
    •  & Ye Yin

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