All posts tagged with hybridization

A Denisovan news article

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A nice article by Ewen Callaway has just come out in Nature looking at the current scientific scene regarding the mysterious Denisovans: “Siberia’s ancient g...

Genomes of straight-tusked elephants

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Earlier this month in eLife, Matthias Meyer and colleagues published a cool paper: “Palaeogenomes of Eurasian straight-tusked elephants challenge the current...

Link: Geese hybridization

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Just a note that ducks provide many great examples of hybridization dynamics, particularly invasive ducks. This recent paper on geese by Jente Ottenburghs an...

Butterfly genetic theft

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The Heliconius butterfly genome paper Dasmahapatra:2012 is supercool for many reasons. Most important from my point of view is the attention to introgression...

No Neandertal safe sex

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Laurent Excoffier and colleagues’ work has investigated how range expansions may have affected human genetic diversity. I’ve commented on this work several t...

A problem of fuzzy mammoths

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Paleogenomics is changing the way we study evolution. In a number of cases, it now allows us to study extinct organisms with the same methods as we study liv...

Babi yaga

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Tetrapod Zoology writes about the mysterious babirusa:


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Another case of large mammal evolution by introgressive hybridization:

King Kong humanzee trivia

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I'm coming late to this story, but it's still timely! The New York Times has an op-ed by Clive Wynne linking the inspiration for the original King Kong to S...