Jack Dumbacher Lab
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Our Lab in the news...
The genome assemblies of the Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) are now online in Genome Biology and Evolution and PeerJ! Our first complete bird genome assembly, with mitochondrial assemblies (not trivial in this case!), and a great resource for Northern Spotted Owl conservation genetics! Way to go Zach Hanna (what an ambitious PhD project...!!!)
- Zachary R. Hanna,James B. Henderson, Anna B. Sellas, Jérôme Fuchs, Rauri C.K. Bowie, John P. Dumbacher. 2017. Complete mitochondrial genome sequences of the northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) and the barred owl (Strix varia; Aves: Strigiformes: Strigidae) confirm the presence of a duplicated control region. PeerJ 5:e3901. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3901
- Zachary R. Hanna, James B. Henderson, Jeffrey D. Wall, Christopher A. Emerling, Jérôme Fuchs Charles Runckel, David P. Mindell, Rauri C. K. Bowie, Joseph L. DeRisi, John P. Dumbacher. 2017. Northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) genome: divergence with the barred owl (Strix varia) and characterization of light-associated genes. Genome Biology and Evolution evx158, https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evx158
- Zachary R. Hanna, James B. Henderson, Jeffrey D. Wall, Christopher A. Emerling, Jérôme Fuchs Charles Runckel, David P. Mindell, Rauri C. K. Bowie, Joseph L. DeRisi, John P. Dumbacher. 2017. Supplemental dataset for Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) genome assembly version 1.0. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.822859. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.822859
Our work on giant sengi phylogeny is now online!
- Elizabeth J. Carlen, Galen B. Rathbun, Link E. Olson, Christopher A. Sabuni, William T. Stanley, and John P. Dumbacher.2017. Reconstructing the molecular phylogeny of giant sengis (Macroscelidea; Macroscelididae; Rhynchocyon). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 113:150-160. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2017.05.012.
Check out the recent publication by Ethan Linck on using HyRAD sequencing for "ancient" DNA from museum skins, looking at New Guinean Yellow-billed Kingfishers and Mountain Kingfishers:
- Linck EB, Hanna ZR, Sellas A, Dumbacher JP. 2017. Evaluating hybridization capture with RAD probes as a tool for museum genomics with historical bird specimens. Ecology and Evolution. 2017;00:1–13. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3065
Check out our publication on avian Viruses from Maxine Zylberberg and colleagues in Joe Derisi's lab:
- M. Zylberberg, C. Van Hemert, J. P. Dumbacher, C. M. Handel, T. Tihand, J. L. DeRisi. 2016. Novel picornavirus associated with avian keratin disorder in Alaskan birds. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00874-16 26 July 2016 mBio vol. 7 no. 4e00874-16.
Check out our publication on the Vermilion Flycatcher - a phylogeny of the entire species complex, and evidence for unrecognized (and probably now extinct!) forms in Galapagos!
- O. Carmi, C. C. Witt, A. Jaramillo, and J. P. Dumbacher. 2016. Phylogeography of the Vermilion Flycatcher species complex: Multiple speciation events, shifts in migratory behavior, and an apparent extinction of a Galápagos-endemic bird species. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 102 (2016) 152-173.