Erich D. Jarvis
Rockefeller University
Publications 169
#1Kyung Min Jung (SNU: Seoul National University)H-Index: 4
#2Yoonsup Kim (SNU: Seoul National University)H-Index: 43
Last.Jae Yong Han (SNU: Seoul National University)H-Index: 29
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The zebra finch has been used as a valuable vocal learning animal model for human spoken language. It is representative of vocal learning songbirds specifically, which comprise half of all bird spe...
Bats account for ~20% of all extant mammal species and are considered exceptional given their extraordinary adaptations, including biosonar, true flight, extreme longevity, and unparalleled immune systems. To understand these adaptations, we generated reference-quality genomes of six species representing the key divergent lineages. We assembled these genomes with a novel pipeline incorporating state-of-the-art long-read and long-range sequencing and assembly techniques. The genomes were annotate...
#1Erich D. Jarvis (Rockefeller University)H-Index: 54
Although language, and therefore spoken language or speech, is often considered unique to humans, the past several decades have seen a surge in nonhuman animal studies that inform us about human spoken language. Here, I present a modern, evolution-based synthesis of these studies, from behavioral to molecular levels of analyses. Among the key concepts drawn are that components of spoken language are continuous between species, and that the vocal learning component is the most specialized and rar...
#1Imran KhanH-Index: 43
#2Emanuel MaldonadoH-Index: 6
Last.Agostinho AntunesH-Index: 31
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The vertebrate toll-like receptor (TLRs) supergene family is a first-line immune defense against viral and non-viral pathogens. Here, comparative evolutionary-genomics of 79 vertebrate species (8 mammals, 48 birds, 11 reptiles, 1 amphibian, and 11 fishes) revealed differential gain/loss of 26 TLRs, including 6 (TLR3, TLR7, TLR8, TLR14, TLR21, and TLR22) that originated early in vertebrate evolution before the diversification of Agnatha and Gnathostomata. Subsequent dynamic gene gain/loss led to ...
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#1Rui Borges (University of Porto)H-Index: 5
#2João Fonseca (University of Porto)H-Index: 33
Last.Agostinho Antunes (University of Porto)H-Index: 31
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#1Morgan Wirthlin (OHSU: Oregon Health & Science University)H-Index: 6
#2Nicholas Costa Barroso Lima (UFRJ: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)H-Index: 5
Last.Claudio V. Mello (OHSU: Oregon Health & Science University)H-Index: 39
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Summary Parrots are one of the most distinct and intriguing groups of birds, with highly expanded brains [ 1 ], highly developed cognitive [ 2 ] and vocal communication [ 3 ] skills, and a long lifespan compared to other similar-sized birds [ 4 ]. Yet the genetic basis of these traits remains largely unidentified. To address this question, we have generated a high-coverage, annotated assembly of the genome of the blue-fronted Amazon ( Amazona aestiva ) and carried out extensive comparative analy...
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#1Abhra Sarkar (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 3
#2Jonathan Chabout (Duke University)H-Index: 8
Last.David B. Dunson (Duke University)H-Index: 62
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ABSTRACTStudying the neurological, genetic, and evolutionary basis of human vocal communication mechanisms using animal vocalization models is an important field of neuroscience. The datasets typically comprise structured sequences of syllables or “songs” produced by animals from different genotypes under different social contexts. It has been difficult to come up with sophisticated statistical methods that appropriately model animal vocal communication syntax. We address this need by developing...
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#1H.A. Lewin (UC: University of California)H-Index: 2
#2Gene E. Robinson (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 89
Last.Guojie Zhang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 61
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Increasing our understanding of Earth’s biodiversity and responsibly stewarding its resources are among the most crucial scientific and social challenges of the new millennium. These challenges require fundamental new knowledge of the organization, evolution, functions, and interactions among millions of the planet’s organisms. Herein, we present a perspective on the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP), a moonshot for biology that aims to sequence, catalog, and characterize the genomes of all of Earth...
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