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The first whole genome and transcriptome of the cinereous vulture reveals adaptation in the gastric and immune defense systems and possible convergent evolution between the Old and New World vultures.
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Genome biology, ISSN: 1474-760X, Vol: 16, Issue: 1, Page: 215
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- Agricultural and Biological Sciences; Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; Cinereous vulture; Old world vulture; New world vulture; Transcriptome; Genome; Next-generation sequencing
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