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The genome of the Gulf pipefish enables understanding of evolutionary innovations

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), December 2016
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Title
The genome of the Gulf pipefish enables understanding of evolutionary innovations
Published in
Genome Biology (Online Edition), December 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13059-016-1126-6
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Authors

C. M. Small, S. Bassham, J. Catchen, A. Amores, A. M. Fuiten, R. S. Brown, A. G. Jones, W. A. Cresko

Abstract

Evolutionary origins of derived morphologies ultimately stem from changes in protein structure, gene regulation, and gene content. A well-assembled, annotated reference genome is a central resource for pursuing these molecular phenomena underlying phenotypic evolution. We explored the genome of the Gulf pipefish (Syngnathus scovelli), which belongs to family Syngnathidae (pipefishes, seahorses, and seadragons). These fishes have dramatically derived bodies and a remarkable novelty among vertebrates, the male brood pouch. We produce a reference genome, condensed into chromosomes, for the Gulf pipefish. Gene losses and other changes have occurred in pipefish hox and dlx clusters and in the tbx and pitx gene families, candidate mechanisms for the evolution of syngnathid traits, including an elongated axis and the loss of ribs, pelvic fins, and teeth. We measure gene expression changes in pregnant versus non-pregnant brood pouch tissue and characterize the genomic organization of duplicated metalloprotease genes (patristacins) recruited into the function of this novel structure. Phylogenetic inference using ultraconserved sequences provides an alternative hypothesis for the relationship between orders Syngnathiformes and Scombriformes. Comparisons of chromosome structure among percomorphs show that chromosome number in a pipefish ancestor became reduced via chromosomal fusions. The collected findings from this first syngnathid reference genome open a window into the genomic underpinnings of highly derived morphologies, demonstrating that de novo production of high quality and useful reference genomes is within reach of even small research groups.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Unknown 100 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 29 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 22%
Student > Master 13 13%
Student > Bachelor 7 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 6%
Other 7 7%
Unknown 18 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 40 39%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 28 27%
Environmental Science 3 3%
Unspecified 2 2%
Engineering 2 2%
Other 4 4%
Unknown 24 23%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 139. 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 15 January 2023.
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