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Genome sequence of the basal haplorrhine primate Tarsius syrichta reveals unusual insertions [Nature communications]

Keywords : evolutionary biology, genome evolution, interspersed repetitive sequences

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Tarsiers are phylogenetically located between the most basal strepsirrhines and the most derived anthropoid primates. While they share morphological features with both groups, they also possess uncommon primate characteristics, rendering their evolutionary history somewhat obscure. To investigate the molecular basis of such attributes, we present here a new genome assembly of the Philippine tarsier (Tarsius syrichta), and provide extended analyses of the genome and detailed history of transposable element insertion events.(...)

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