Study Sees Convergent Evolution at Hundreds of Echolocation Loci | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A study appearing online today in Nature suggests that convergent evolution at hundreds of sites across the genome has helped animals in at least three mammalian lineages acquire the ability to navigate with the help of sound.

Researchers from the UK, Denmark, and Italy started by doing whole-genome sequencing on four new bat species, including three representatives that are capable of echolocation and one that is not.

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