Category Archives: Anole Genome Research

Genomic signatures of climate adaptation in Anolis cybotes

Katharina Wollenberg Valero & Ariel Rodríguez Thermal adaptation is the evolution of the ability to persist in novel thermal environments. Phenotypic characters that allow such adaptation, as well as the resulting shifts in the geographic distributions of species, are an … Continue reading

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What Do You Get When You Combine Three Lizards and a Chicken?

New primers for sequencing nuclear loci from Anolis! Availability of genomic loci for sequencing has long been a major stumbling block to evolutionary inference in non-model taxa.  In anoles, for example, several decades of work relied almost exclusively on mitochondrial … Continue reading

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Media Coverage of the Anole Genome Paper

We’ll try to keep this post updated with links to coverage of the anole genome paper (please use the comments to tell us about new articles as they appear!): Commentaries: Science 2.0, Why Evolution is True, Nature, National Geographic, Dust Tracks, myFDL (are you a … Continue reading

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Anole Genome Paper Published Today!

The anole genome paper is out in Nature today (although links on Nature’s own page only take you to a list of authors at the present time, I’m assuming this glitch will be fixed shortly).  Nature also published a brief … Continue reading

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How the Green Anole Was Selected To Be The First Reptile Genome Sequenced

As the publication of the anole genome approaches, one might ask: “Just how was Anolis carolinensis selected to be the first non-avian reptile to have its genome sequenced?” Turns out that it’s a long and convoluted story, and this is … Continue reading

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Anolis Transposable Elements and the Evolution of Amniote Genomes

Interested in transposable elements in the Anolis genome? You should be! As DNA sequences that can move about the genome, transposable elements – or TEs – are also called “jumping genes”. These are some of the most important components of … Continue reading

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The Origins of Anolis carolinensis

With all this discussion of the green anole’s genome, it seems like a good time to remind everyone of how Anolis carolinesis came to be the model organism that it is today.  The simple answer, of course, is that A. carolinensis is the only species … Continue reading

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