How many species of giraffe are there?

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Abstract: In a recent paper in Current Biology, Fennessy and colleagues [1] conclude that there are four species of giraffe and that their numbers are declining in Africa. Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) are presently...

Author(s): Fred B. Bercovitch, Philip S. M. Berry, Anne Dagg, Francois Deacon, John B. Doherty, Derek E. Lee, Frédéric Mineur, Zoe Muller, Rob Ogden, Russell Seymour, Bryan Shorrocks and Andy Tutchings
Year: 2017
Journal: Current Biology
Page Numbers: R136-R137

The Genetics of Conservation: Peering into DNA to save species and ecosystems

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Abstract: Scientists know the bear as Ursus americanus kermodei, or the Kermode bear, named after biologist Frank Kermode. Kermode, a for­mer director of the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, was among...

Author(s): Cheryl Lyn Dybas
Year: 2018
Journal: BioScience
Page Numbers: 317–323

Large-scale ruminant genome sequencing provides insights into their evolution and distinct traits

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Abstract: The ruminants are one of the most successful mammalian lineages, exhibiting morphological and habitat diversity and containing several key livestock species. To better understand their evolution, we generated...

Author(s): Lei Chen, Qiang Qiu, Yu Jiang, Kun Wang, Zeshan Lin, Zhipeng Li, Faysal Bibi, Yongzhi Yang, Jinhuan Wang, Wenhui Nie, Weiting Su, Guichun Liu, Qiye Li, Weiwei Fu, Xiangyu Pan, Chang Liu, Jie Yang, Chenzhou Zhang, Yuan Yin, Yu Wang, Yue Zhao, Chen Zhang, Zhongkai Wang, Yanli Qin, Wei Liu, Bao Wang, Yandong Ren, Ru Zhang, Yan Zeng, Rute R. da Fonseca, Bin Wei, Ran Li, Wenting Wan, Ruoping Zhao, Wenbo Zhu, Yutao Wang, Shengchang Duan, Yun Gao, Yong E. Zhang, Chunyan Chen, Christina Hvilsom, Clinton W. Epps, Leona G. Chemnick, Yang Dong, Siavash Mirarab, Hans Redlef Siegismund, Oliver A. Ryder, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Harris A. Lewin, Guojie Zhang, Rasmus Heller and Wen Wang
Year: 2019
Journal: Science
Page Numbers: 1-12

An integrated chromosome-scale genome assembly of the Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi)

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Abstract: Background: The Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) is the largest-bodied giraffe and the world’s tallest terrestrial animal. With its extreme size and height, the giraffe’s unique...

Author(s): Marta Farré, Qiye Li, Iulia Darolti, Yang Zhou, Joana Damas, Anastasia A Proskuryakova, Anastasia I Kulemzina, Leona G Chemnick, Jaebum Kim, Oliver A Ryder, Jian Ma, Alexander S Graphodatsky, Guoije Zhang, Denis M Larkin and Harris A Lewin
Year: 2019
Journal: GigaScience
Page Numbers: 1–9

A conservative approach for species delimitation based on multi-locus DNA sequences: a case study of the genus Giraffa (Mammalia, Cetartiodactyla)

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Abstract: Molecular data are now commonly used in taxonomy for delimiting cryptic species. In the case of giraffes, which were treated as a single species (Giraffa camelopardalis) during half of a century, several...

Author(s): Alice Petzold and Alexandre Hassanin
Year: 2019
Journal: BioRxiv
Page Numbers: 1-44

More grist for the mill? Species delimitation in the genomic era and its implications for conservation

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Abstract: Species delimitation is one of the most contested areas in modern biology, with widespread disagreement about almost every aspect of the definition and implementation of the “species” label. While...

Author(s): David W. G. Stanton, Peter Frandsen, Ryan K. Waples, Rasmus Heller, Isa-Rita M. Russo, Pablo A. Orozco-terWengel, Casper-Emil Tingskov Pedersen, Hans R. Siegismund and Michael W. Bruford
Year: 2019
Journal: Conservation Genetics
Page Numbers: 1-13

Biologic, Antigenic, and Full-Length Genomic Characterization of a Bovine-Like Coronavirus Isolated from a Giraffe

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Abstract: Coronaviruses (CoVs) possess large RNA genomes and exist as quasispecies, which increases the possibility of adaptive mutations and interspecies transmission. Recently, CoVs were recognized as important...

Author(s): Mustafa Hasoksuz, Konstantin Alekseev, Anastasia Vlasova, Xinsheng Zhang, David Spiro, Rebecca Halpin, Shiliang Wang, Elodie Ghedin, and Linda J. Saif
Year: 2007
Journal: Journal of Virology
Page Numbers: 4981-4990

Whole genome sequence analyses of three African bovine rotaviruses reveal that they emerged through multiple reassortment events between rotaviruses from different mammalian species

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Abstract: Animal-to-human interspecies transmission is one of the evolutionary mechanisms driving rotavirus strain diversity in humans. Although quite a few studies emanating from Africa revealed evidence of bovine-to-human...

Author(s): Khuzwayo C. Jere, Luwanika Mlera, Hester G. O’Neill, Ina Peenze, Alberdina A. van Dijk
Year: 2012
Journal: Journal of Veterinary Microbiology
Page Numbers: 245-250

Can ecology help genomics: the genome as ecosystem?

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Abstract: Ecologists study the rules that govern processes influencing the distribution and abundance of organisms, particularly with respect to the interactions of organisms with their biotic and abiotic environments....

Author(s): Rodney Mauricio
Year: 2005
Journal: Genetica
Page Numbers: 205-209