Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

eLife publishes research spanning adaptation, morphology, bioinformatics and comparative genomics. Decisions are made by journal editors who are active researchers in the fields of genomics and/or evolutionary biology.
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Latest articles

    1. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Co-expression of xenopsin and rhabdomeric opsin in photoreceptors bearing microvilli and cilia

    Oliver Vöcking et al.
    The recently characterized opsin group of xenopsins is likely a major player in animal eye evolution and may have been present in an ancient, highly plastic eye photoreceptor cell type.
    1. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Evolution: The enigmatic xenopsins

    Detlev Arendt
    A new member of the family of light-sensitive proteins called opsins has stirred up our view of photoreceptors.
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    1. Genes and Chromosomes
    2. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

    The C. elegans neural editome reveals an ADAR target mRNA required for proper chemotaxis

    Sarah N Deffit et al.
    Identification of tissue-specific RNA editing using a robust, publicly-available platform (SAILOR) reveals noncoding A-to-I editing events required for proper gene expression and neurological function, significantly advancing the understanding of how ADARs function in neural cells.
    1. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

    Subterranean mammals show convergent regression in ocular genes and enhancers, along with adaptation to tunneling

    Raghavendran Partha et al.
    Repeated evolution of eye regression in subterranean mammals helps identify genes and regulatory elements involved in visual perception and development of the eye, and predicts candidate sequences with a potential role in ocular disorders.
    1. Biochemistry
    2. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

    Host proteostasis modulates influenza evolution

    Angela M Phillips et al.
    Host protein homeostasis is a critical force shaping influenza evolution, impacting both the nature of selection on the influenza genome and the accessibility of specific mutational trajectories.
    1. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Natural mismatch repair mutations mediate phenotypic diversity and drug resistance in Cryptococcus deuterogattii

    R Blake Billmyre et al.
    Eukaryotic pathogens, like Cryptococcus deuterogattii, can use elevated mutation rates to more rapidly adapt to stresses, such as drug challenges, but at the cost of lower fitness in less stressful environments.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

    MicroCT-based phenomics in the zebrafish skeleton reveals virtues of deep phenotyping in a distributed organ system

    Matthew Hur et al.
    Deep skeletal phenotyping in adult zebrafish reveals enhanced sensitivity of phenomic patterns in discriminating mutant populations.

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