Herman Mays

Herman Mays

Aug 21, 2017

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About This Project

The Narcissus Flycatcher (Ficedula narcissina) is an East Asian songbird with three subspecies. Two subspecies are long-distance migrants breeding at high latitudes and wintering in the tropics. The third is a year-round resident of the subtropical Ryukyu Islands. Using a new, low-cost, high-throughput DNA sequencing technology we will sequence 11 Narcissus Flycatcher genomes. Comparing the genomes of these very different populations will provide insight into the evolution of migration.

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