2 Works

ModEst - Precise estimation of genome size from NGS data

Tilman Schell, Markus Pfenninger & Philipp Sch├Ânnenbeck
Accurate estimates of genome sizes are important parameters for both theoretical and practical biodiversity genomics. We present here a fast, easy-to-implement and precise method to estimate genome size from the number of bases sequenced and the mean sequencing depth. To estimate the latter, we take advantage of the fact that a precise estimation of the Poisson distribution parameter lambda is possible from truncated data, restricted to the part of the sequencing depth distribution representing the...

A model of digestive tooth corrosion in lizards: experimental tests and taphonomic implications

Krister T. Smith, Orr Comay, Lutz Maul, Fabio Wegm├╝ller, Jean-Marie Le Tensorer & Tamar Dayan
Abstract Corrosion patterns induced by gastric fluids on the skeleton of prey animals may depend on the nature of the corrosive agents (acid, enzymes) as well as on the composition of the hard parts and the soft tissues that surround them. We propose a framework for predicting and interpreting corrosion patterns on lizard teeth, our model system, drawing on the different digestive pathways of avian and non-avian vertebrate predators. We propose that high-acid, low-enzyme systems...

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  • Senckenberg Nature Research Society
  • Senckenberg Society for Nature Research
  • University of Basel
  • Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Tel Aviv University