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Extreme genomic erosion after recurrent demographic bottlenecks in the highly endangered Iberian lynx

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), December 2016
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Title
Extreme genomic erosion after recurrent demographic bottlenecks in the highly endangered Iberian lynx
Published in
Genome Biology (Online Edition), December 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13059-016-1090-1
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Authors

Federico Abascal, André Corvelo, Fernando Cruz, José L. Villanueva-Cañas, Anna Vlasova, Marina Marcet-Houben, Begoña Martínez-Cruz, Jade Yu Cheng, Pablo Prieto, Víctor Quesada, Javier Quilez, Gang Li, Francisca García, Miriam Rubio-Camarillo, Leonor Frias, Paolo Ribeca, Salvador Capella-Gutiérrez, José M. Rodríguez, Francisco Câmara, Ernesto Lowy, Luca Cozzuto, Ionas Erb, Michael L. Tress, Jose L. Rodriguez-Ales, Jorge Ruiz-Orera, Ferran Reverter, Mireia Casas-Marce, Laura Soriano, Javier R. Arango, Sophia Derdak, Beatriz Galán, Julie Blanc, Marta Gut, Belen Lorente-Galdos, Marta Andrés-Nieto, Carlos López-Otín, Alfonso Valencia, Ivo Gut, José L. García, Roderic Guigó, William J. Murphy, Aurora Ruiz-Herrera, Tomas Marques-Bonet, Guglielmo Roma, Cedric Notredame, Thomas Mailund, M. Mar Albà, Toni Gabaldón, Tyler Alioto, José A. Godoy

Abstract

Genomic studies of endangered species provide insights into their evolution and demographic history, reveal patterns of genomic erosion that might limit their viability, and offer tools for their effective conservation. The Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) is the most endangered felid and a unique example of a species on the brink of extinction. We generate the first annotated draft of the Iberian lynx genome and carry out genome-based analyses of lynx demography, evolution, and population genetics. We identify a series of severe population bottlenecks in the history of the Iberian lynx that predate its known demographic decline during the 20th century and have greatly impacted its genome evolution. We observe drastically reduced rates of weak-to-strong substitutions associated with GC-biased gene conversion and increased rates of fixation of transposable elements. We also find multiple signatures of genetic erosion in the two remnant Iberian lynx populations, including a high frequency of potentially deleterious variants and substitutions, as well as the lowest genome-wide genetic diversity reported so far in any species. The genomic features observed in the Iberian lynx genome may hamper short- and long-term viability through reduced fitness and adaptive potential. The knowledge and resources developed in this study will boost the research on felid evolution and conservation genomics and will benefit the ongoing conservation and management of this emblematic species.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 280 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 61 21%
Researcher 54 19%
Student > Bachelor 45 16%
Student > Master 38 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 6%
Other 31 11%
Unknown 38 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 136 48%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 58 20%
Environmental Science 24 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 7 2%
Computer Science 4 1%
Other 21 7%
Unknown 34 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 233. 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 23 February 2021.
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#100,470
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#9
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