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Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds

Overview of attention for article published in Science, December 2014
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Title
Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds
Published in
Science, December 2014
DOI 10.1126/science.1253451
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Erich D Jarvis, Siavash Mirarab, Andre J Aberer, Bo Li, Peter Houde, Cai Li, Simon Y W Ho, Brant C Faircloth, Benoit Nabholz, Jason T Howard, Alexander Suh, Claudia C Weber, Rute R da Fonseca, Jianwen Li, Fang Zhang, Hui Li, Long Zhou, Nitish Narula, Liang Liu, Ganesh Ganapathy, Bastien Boussau, Md Shamsuzzoha Bayzid, Volodymyr Zavidovych, Sankar Subramanian, Toni Gabaldón, Salvador Capella-Gutiérrez, Jaime Huerta-Cepas, Bhanu Rekepalli, Kasper Munch, Mikkel Schierup, Bent Lindow, Wesley C Warren, David Ray, Richard E Green, Michael W Bruford, Xiangjiang Zhan, Andrew Dixon, Shengbin Li, Ning Li, Yinhua Huang, Elizabeth P Derryberry, Mads Frost Bertelsen, Frederick H Sheldon, Robb T Brumfield, Claudio V Mello, Peter V Lovell, Morgan Wirthlin, Maria Paula Cruz Schneider, Francisco Prosdocimi, José Alfredo Samaniego, Amhed Missael Vargas Velazquez, Alonzo Alfaro-Núñez, Paula F Campos, Bent Petersen, Thomas Sicheritz-Ponten, An Pas, Tom Bailey, Paul Scofield, Michael Bunce, David M Lambert, Qi Zhou, Polina Perelman, Amy C Driskell, Beth Shapiro, Zijun Xiong, Yongli Zeng, Shiping Liu, Zhenyu Li, Binghang Liu, Kui Wu, Jin Xiao, Xiong Yinqi, Qiuemei Zheng, Yong Zhang, Huanming Yang, Jian Wang, Linnea Smeds, Frank E Rheindt, Michael Braun, Jon Fjeldsa, Ludovic Orlando, F Keith Barker, Knud Andreas Jønsson, Warren Johnson, Klaus-Peter Koepfli, Stephen O'Brien, David Haussler, Oliver A Ryder, Carsten Rahbek, Eske Willerslev, Gary R Graves, Travis C Glenn, John McCormack, Dave Burt, Hans Ellegren, Per Alström, Scott V Edwards, Alexandros Stamatakis, David P Mindell, Joel Cracraft, Edward L Braun, Tandy Warnow, Wang Jun, M Thomas P Gilbert, Guojie Zhang

Abstract

To better determine the history of modern birds, we performed a genome-scale phylogenetic analysis of 48 species representing all orders of Neoaves using phylogenomic methods created to handle genome-scale data. We recovered a highly resolved tree that confirms previously controversial sister or close relationships. We identified the first divergence in Neoaves, two groups we named Passerea and Columbea, representing independent lineages of diverse and convergently evolved land and water bird species. Among Passerea, we infer the common ancestor of core landbirds to have been an apex predator and confirm independent gains of vocal learning. Among Columbea, we identify pigeons and flamingoes as belonging to sister clades. Even with whole genomes, some of the earliest branches in Neoaves proved challenging to resolve, which was best explained by massive protein-coding sequence convergence and high levels of incomplete lineage sorting that occurred during a rapid radiation after the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction event about 66 million years ago.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 23 2%
Germany 7 <1%
Brazil 6 <1%
Spain 5 <1%
Portugal 3 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
France 2 <1%
Norway 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Other 16 1%
Unknown 1056 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 267 24%
Researcher 196 17%
Student > Master 143 13%
Student > Bachelor 116 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 55 5%
Other 176 16%
Unknown 172 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 560 50%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 170 15%
Environmental Science 57 5%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 27 2%
Computer Science 25 2%
Other 97 9%
Unknown 189 17%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 677. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 February 2024.
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#30,820
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Outputs from Science
#1,347
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Outputs of similar age
#232
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Outputs of similar age from Science
#18
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