M. Thomas P. Gilbert
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
EcologyAncient DNAPopulationGeneticsBiology
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#1Fátima Sánchez Barreiro (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)
#1Sanchez Barreiro (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)
Last. Daniela C. Kalthoff (Swedish Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 11
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Large vertebrates are extremely sensitive to anthropogenic pressure, and their populations are declining fast. The white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is a paradigmatic case: this African megaherbivore suffered a remarkable population reduction in the last 150 years due to human activities. The two white rhinoceros subspecies, the northern (NWR) and the southern white rhinoceros (SWR), however, underwent opposite fates: the NWR vanished quickly after the onset of the decline, while the SWR re...
#1Marc de Manuel (CSIC: Spanish National Research Council)H-Index: 5
#2Ross Barnett (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 18
Last. Sarah S. T. Mak (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)
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Lions are one of the world’s most iconic megafauna, yet little is known about their temporal and spatial demographic history and population differentiation. We analyzed a genomic dataset of 20 specimens: two ca. 30,000-y-old cave lions (Panthera leo spelaea), 12 historic lions (Panthera leo leo/Panthera leo melanochaita) that lived between the 15th and 20th centuries outside the current geographic distribution of lions, and 6 present-day lions from Africa and India. We found that cave and modern...
#1Rebecca Hooper (University of Exeter)
#2Laurent Excoffier (University of Bern)H-Index: 85
Last. Andrew D. Foote (NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
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Runs of homozygosity (ROH) occur when offspring receive the same ancestral haplotype from both parents, and, accordingly, reduce individual heterozygosity. Their distribution throughout the genome contains information on the probability of inbreeding mediated by mating system and population demography. Here, we investigate variation in killer whale demographic history as reflected in genome-wide heterozygosity, using a global dataset of 26 genomes. We find an overall pattern of lower heterozygos...
#1Niccolò Alfano (Leibniz Association)H-Index: 3
#2Anisha Dayaram (Leibniz Association)H-Index: 15
Last. Alex Daivd Greenwood (Leibniz Association)
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Environmental DNA (eDNA) and its subdiscipline, invertebrate-derived DNA (iDNA) have been used to survey biodiversity non-invasively [1,2]. Water is ubiquitous in most ecosystems, and, among invertebrates, terrestrial haematophagous leeches are abundant and can be easily collected in many tropical rainforests [3,4]. Such non-invasive nucleic acid sources can mitigate difficulties of obtaining wildlife samples, particularly in remote areas or for rare species. Recently, eDNA/iDNA sources have bee...
#1Anne Marie Høier Eriksen (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 1
#2Lara Puetz (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)
Last. M. Thomas P. Gilbert (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 80
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ABSTRACTDNA-based characterisation of microbial communities can enable those interested in bone diagenesis to address questions relating to the complexity and diversity of said microbial communitie...
#1Ashot Margaryan (NAS: National Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 12
#2Mikkel-Holger S. Sinding (Wild Center)H-Index: 10
Last. M. Thomas P. Gilbert (NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 80
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#1Antton AlberdiH-Index: 10
#2Orly RazgourH-Index: 11
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Inferences of the interactions between species’ ecological niches and spatial distribution have been historically based on simple metrics such as low-resolution dietary breadth and range size, which might have impeded the identification of meaningful links between niche features and spatial patterns. We analysed the relationship between dietary niche breadth and spatial distribution features of European bats, by combining continent-wide DNA metabarcoding of faecal samples with species distributi...
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#1Lucy van Dorp (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 9
#2Pere Gelabert (University of Vienna)H-Index: 2
Last. Carles Lalueza-Fox (CSIC: Spanish National Research Council)H-Index: 40
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The protozoan Plasmodium vivax is responsible for 42% of all cases of malaria outside Africa. The parasite is currently largely restricted to tropical and subtropical latitudes in Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. Though, it was historically present in most of Europe before being finally eradicated during the second half of the 20th century. The lack of genomic information on the extinct European lineage has prevented a clear understanding of historical population structuring and past migrations ...
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#1Hailin Pan (KIZ: Kunming Institute of Zoology)H-Index: 2
#2Theresa L. Cole (University of Otago)H-Index: 5
Last. Lisa S. Argilla (Otago Polytechnic)
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#1Patrick Denis Browne (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 2
#1Patrick Denis Browne (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 1
Last. Lars Hestbjerg Hansen (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 46
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Background Metagenomic sequencing is a well-established tool in the modern biosciences. While it promises unparalleled insights into the genetic content of the biological samples studied, conclusions drawn are at risk from biases inherent to the DNA sequencing methods, including inaccurate abundance estimates as a function of genomic guanine-cytosine (GC) contents.