I'm proud to say that one of the biggest projects I worked on during my postdoc is now published in BMC Genomics. This paper describes the whole genome of the greater bamboo lemur, and looks at changes in the population through time. This species has only about 1,000 individuals remaining, and is in direct conflict with humans throughout its range. By understanding the genome of this species we can make informed decisions about the conservation management of this species. Thanks to everyone involved! The paper is open access and can be found here!
The trend in effective population size through time across the five lemurs we sequenced in this paper.
Missy is a geneticist, and field biologist who enjoys both observing mammals in their natural environment and combining that with DNA detective work.