Data from: Forensic genomics as a novel tool for identifying the causes of mass mortality events

Pierre De Wit, Laura Rogers-Bennett, Raphael M. Kudela & Stephen R. Palumbi
Toxic spills, hypoxia, disease outbreaks and toxin-producing algal blooms are all possible causes of mass mortality events, but in many cases it can be difficult to pinpoint the cause of death. Here we present a new approach that we name ‘forensic genomics’, combining field surveys, toxin testing and genomic scans. Forensic genomics queries allele frequencies of surviving animals for signatures of agents causing mass mortality and, where genetic diversity is high, is uniquely suited to...
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