Accession PRJCA001135
Title Genomic approaches reveal an endemic sub-population of gray wolves in Southern China
Relevance Evolution
Umbrella project

eGPS: evolutionary Genotype-Phenotype Systems biology

Key theories & Model

Mechanism of common genetic driving forces on the formation and evolution of complex traits

Data Types Genome sequencing
Organisms Canis lupus
Description Despite being one of the most widely distributed terrestrial mammals, the history of gray wolves (Canis lupus) in China is not well understood since habitats are destroyed along with the economic growth. Using six specimens from wolf skins in Chinese Natural History museums, we sequenced their genome using a modified ancient DNA procedure. Our study is the first to survey museum genomes of gray wolves from Southern China, revealing the presence of an endemic population with ancient interspecific gene flow from a population related to the dhole, and highlighting how sequencing the paleogenome from museum specimens can help us to study extinct species.
Sample scope Multiisolate
Release date 2018-11-21
Grants
Agency program Grant ID Grant title
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) XDB13000000
Submitter Qiaomei    Fu  (fuqiaomei@ivpp.ac.cn)
Organization Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Submission date 2018-11-20

Project Data

Resource name Description
BioSample (6) -
SAMC049521 W9
SAMC049520 W7
SAMC049519 W6
SAMC049518 W2
SAMC049517 W13
SAMC049516 W12
GSA (1) -
CRA001795 Genomic approaches reveal an endemic sub-population of gray wolves in Southern China
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