Reptilomics aims at grouping the data produced on non-classical reptilian model species promoted by the research performed at the Laboratory of Artificial and Natural Evolution (LANE), University of Geneva, Switzerland. This resource should prove useful for the genomics/transcriptomics/proteomics and herpetology communities alike, as reptiles are still largely under-represented in the relevant databases.
The major lineages of Reptilia diverged 200-280 million years ago and include more than 10,000 species (twice as many as mammals), which display a remarkable range of phenotypes, life histories, sex-determining systems, reproductive modes, and physiologies. Reptiles are becoming important new models for comparative genomics, ecology, and evolutionary developmental genetics, to a great extend thanks to the development of new DNA sequencing technologies, protein-labelling protocols and powerful bioinformatic tools.
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