Report from the First Snake Genomics and Integrative Biology Meeting

Todd Adam Castoe, Edward L. Braun, Anne M. Bronikowski, Christian L. Cox, Alison R. Davis Rabosky, A. P. Jason de Koning, Jason Dobry, Matthew K. Fujita, Matt W. Giorgianni, Adam Hargreaves, Christiaan V. Henkel, Stephen P. Mackessy, Denis O'Meally, Darin R. Rokyta, Stephen M. Secor, Jeffrey W. Streicher, Kenneth P. Wray, Ken D. Yokoyama, David D. Pollock


This report summarizes the proceedings of the 1st Snake Genomics and Integrative Biology Meeting held in Vail, CO USA, 5-8 October 2011. The meeting had over twenty registered participants, and was conducted as a single session of presentations. Goals of the meeting included coordination of genomic data collection and fostering collaborative interactions among researchers using snakes as model systems.

doi: 10.4056/sigs.3106480


Comparative Genomics; Squamate Reptiles; Venom; Transposable Elements; Pigmentation; Physiology; Evolution

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