OPEN Genome biology | 24 Jul 2015
D Le Duc, G Renaud, A Krishnan, MS Almén, L Huynen, SJ Prohaska, M Ongyerth, BD Bitarello, HB Schiöth, M Hofreiter, PF Stadler, K Prüfer, D Lambert, J Kelso and T Schöneberg
Kiwi, comprising five species from the genus Apteryx, are endangered, ground-dwelling bird species endemic to New Zealand. They are the smallest and only nocturnal representatives of the ratites. The timing of kiwi adaptation to a nocturnal niche and the genomic innovations, which shaped sensory systems and morphology to allow this adaptation, are not yet fully understood.
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