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Adaptation and conservation insights from the koala genome

Rebecca N Johnson, Denis O'Meally, Zhiliang Chen, Graham J Etherington, Simon YW Ho, Will J Nash, Catherine E Grueber, Yuanyuan Cheng, Camilla M Whittington, Siobhan Dennison, Emma Peel, Wilfried Haerty, Rachel J O'Neill, Don Colgan, Tonia L Russell, David E Alquezar-Planas, Val Attenbrow, Jason G Bragg, Parice A Brandies, Amanda Yoon-Yee Chong Show all



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Funding Acknowledgements

R.N.J. and the Australian Museum acknowledge the Australian Museum Foundation, Bioplatforms Australia, New South Wales Environmental Trust grant 2014/RD/0015, Australian Research Council LIEF Grant LE160100154, the University of Sydney HPC service and Amazon Web Services for support; and C. Staples from Featherdale Wildlife Park, C. Flanagan from Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, J. Hangar, E. Hynes, J. Reed, S. Ingleby, A. Divljan and S. Ginn for assistance with sample acquisition. K.B. acknowledges support from the Australian Research Council and Bioplatforms Australia. M.R.W. and the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics acknowledge support from the Australian Research Council, from the Australian Government NCRIS scheme via Bioplatforms Australia, the New South Wales State Government RAAP scheme and the University of New South Wales. W.H. and W.J.N. were supported by strategic BBSRC funding (Institute Strategic Programme Grant BB/J004669/1) and by the NBI Computing Infrastructure for Science (CiS) group. A.D.G., K.M.H and K.T. were supported by grant R01GM092706 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and A.D.G. had additional support from Morris Animal Foundation grant D14ZO-94. T.N.H., Z.D. and R.J.O. were supported by awards from the National Science Foundation 1613806 and the facilities within the Center for Genome Innovation at the University of Connecticut. C.E.H. thanks CSIRO National Research Collections Australia funding. K.B. and A.P. thank the veterinary staff at Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and Moggill Koala Hospital for their assistance in the collection of samples for the koala conjunctival transcriptome study. T.H. acknowledges the Kyoto University Research Administration Office (KURA) for support and was financed by JSPS KAKENHI grant number 16K18630 and the Sasakawa Scientific Research Grant from the Japan Science Society. A.P. and P.T. acknowledge financial support from the Australian Research Council and A.G. financial support via Australian Research Council Discovery Grant DP110104377. C.M.W. is supported by a University of Sydney research fellowship from the estate of Mabs Melville. All authors thank Bioplatforms Australia and Pacific Biosciences. The authors thank T. Haydon for valuable editorial input; S. Potter for expert technical assistance; and R. Gleadow, C. Frere, D. Lunney and D. Alvarez-Ponce for valuable discussions on content.