The life aquatic: advances in marine vertebrate genomics

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  • Joanna L Kelley
    Washington State University
  • Anthony P Brown
    Washington State University
  • Nina Overgaard Therkildsen
    Cornell University
  • Andrew D Foote
    University of Bern

The ocean is hypothesized to be where life on earth originated, and subsequent evolutionary transitions between marine and terrestrial environments have been key events in the origin of contemporary biodiversity. Here, we review how comparative genomic approaches are an increasingly important aspect of understanding evolutionary processes, such as physiological and morphological adaptation to the diverse habitats within the marine environment. In addition, we highlight how population genomics has provided unprecedented resolution for population structuring, speciation and adaptation in marine environments, which can have a low cost of dispersal and few physical barriers to gene flow, and can thus support large populations. Building upon this work, we outline the applications of genomics tools to conservation and their relevance to assessing the wide-ranging impact of fisheries and climate change on marine species.


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Tudalennau (o-i)523-34
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CyfnodolynNature reviews. Genetics
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StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 4 Gorff 2016
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