Whole-genome sequencing of the blue whale and other rorquals finds signatures for introgressive gene flow

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Science Advances  04 Apr 2018:
Vol. 4, no. 4, eaap9873
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aap9873

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vol. 4 no. 4

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  • Received for publication September 18, 2017
  • Accepted for publication February 15, 2018

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  1. Úlfur Árnason1,*,
  2. Fritjof Lammers2,3,4,*,
  3. Vikas Kumar2,
  4. Maria A. Nilsson2 and
  5. Axel Janke2,3,4,
  1. 1Department of Brain Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden.
  2. 2Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  3. 3Goethe University Frankfurt, Institute for Ecology, Evolution and Diversity, Biologicum, Max-von-Laue-Straße 13, 60439 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  4. 4LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt, Germany.
  1. Corresponding author. Email: axel.janke{at}
    • * These authors contributed equally to this work.


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