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Data from: Horizontal gene flow from Eubacteria to Archaebacteria and what it means for our understanding of eukaryogenesis

Wasiu A. Akanni, Karen Siu-Ting, Christopher J. Creevey, James O. McInerney, Mark Wilkinson, Peter G. Foster & Davide Pisani
The origin of the eukaryotic cell is considered one of the major evolutionary transitions in the history of life. Current evidence strongly supports a scenario of eukaryotic origin in which two prokaryotes, an archaebacterial host and an α-proteobacterium (the free-living ancestor of the mitochondrion), entered a stable symbiotic relationship. The establishment of this relationship was associated with a process of chimerization, whereby a large number of genes from the α-proteobacterial symbiont were transferred to the...

Data from: Population structure and history of the Welsh sheep breeds determined by whole genome genotyping

Sarah E. Beynon, Gancho T. Slavov, Marta Farré, Bolormaa Sunduimijid, Kate Waddams, Brian Davies, William Haresign, James Kijas, Iona M. MacLeod, C. Jamie Newbold, Lynfa Davies & Denis M. Larkin
Background: One of the most economically important areas within the Welsh agricultural sector is sheep farming, contributing around £230 million to the UK economy annually. Phenotypic selection over several centuries has generated a number of native sheep breeds, which are presumably adapted to the diverse and challenging landscape of Wales. Little is known about the history, genetic diversity and relationships of these breeds with other European breeds. We genotyped 353 individuals from 18 native Welsh...

Data from: Transcriptomic analysis of the lesser spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula) pancreas, liver and brain reveals molecular level conservation of vertebrate pancreas function

John F. Mulley, Adam D. Hargreaves, Matthew J. Hegarty, R. Scott Heller & Martin T. Swain
Background: Understanding the evolution of the vertebrate pancreas is key to understanding its functions. The chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish such as sharks and rays) have often been suggested to possess the most ancient example of a distinct pancreas with both hormonal (endocrine) and digestive (exocrine) roles. The lack of genetic, genomic and transcriptomic data for cartilaginous fish has hindered a more thorough understanding of the molecular-level functions of the chondrichthyan pancreas, particularly with respect to their...

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  • Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences
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  • Bangor University
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  • University of Melbourne
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  • Natural History Museum
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  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
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  • National University of Ireland, Maynooth
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  • Hybu Cig Cymru (United Kingdom)
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  • University of Bristol
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