GENOME EVOLUTION

Jumping genomic gigantism

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Genomic gigantism in amphibians originated through a single extraordinary jump overlying otherwise gradual change; genome size variation is related to both the external environment and life history in frogs, but may not be in salamanders.

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Fig. 1: Evolutionary relationships and genome size variation in amphibians.

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Mueller, R.L., Jockusch, E.L. Jumping genomic gigantism. Nat Ecol Evol 2, 1687–1688 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41559-018-0703-3

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