Phylogenomics

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

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  • Research Highlights |

    A recent study uncovered the geographical origins of the Black Death pandemic, offering a new perspective on the phylogenetic polytomy that served as a foundation for the expansion of Yersinia pestis across Eurasia and North Africa more than 600 years ago.

    • Adrian Gonzalez Lopez
  • Research Highlights |

    Two new studies report the assembled genomes of the Australian lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri) and the African lungfish (Protopterus annectens), which provide insights into the water-to-land transition.

    • Grant Otto
  • Research Highlights |

    A study in Molecular Biology and Evolution reports de novo genome sequences for 17 bumblebee species spanning all 15 subgenera. This valuable resource should provide a deeper biological understanding of these commercially and ecologically important pollinators.

    • Dorothy Clyde