Baiji

Summary

Alias: Yangtze River dolphin, Lipotes vexillifer

Top Publications

  1. Yan J, Zhou K, Yang G. Molecular phylogenetics of 'river dolphins' and the baiji mitochondrial genome. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2005;37:743-50 pubmed publisher
    ..present study, we determined the complete nucleotide sequence of the mitochondrial (mt) genome of the baiji (Lipotes vexillifer), the most endangered cetacean species, and conducted phylogenetic analyses for the classical river dolphins ..
  2. Shen T, Xu S, Wang X, Yu W, Zhou K, Yang G. Adaptive evolution and functional constraint at TLR4 during the secondary aquatic adaptation and diversification of cetaceans. BMC Evol Biol. 2012;12:39 pubmed publisher
  3. Geisler J, McGowen M, Yang G, Gatesy J. A supermatrix analysis of genomic, morphological, and paleontological data from crown Cetacea. BMC Evol Biol. 2011;11:112 pubmed publisher
    ..new nuclear DNA sequences, including segments of six genes (~2800 basepairs) from the functionally extinct Yangtze River dolphin, with an expanded morphological matrix and published genomic data...
  4. Yuan Y, Zhang P, Wang K, Liu M, Li J, Zheng J, et al. Genome Sequence of the Freshwater Yangtze Finless Porpoise. Genes (Basel). 2018;9: pubmed publisher
    ..The phylogenetic tree showed a relationship between the Yangtze finless porpoise and the Yangtze River dolphin, which diverged approximately 20.84 million years ago...
  5. Page C, Cooper N. Morphological convergence in 'river dolphin' skulls. Peerj. 2017;5:e4090 pubmed publisher
    ..make up the 'river dolphins' (Inia geoffrensis, Pontoporia blainvillei, Platanista gangetica and Lipotes vexillifer) do not represent a single monophyletic group, despite being very similar in morphology...
  6. Chen Z, Wang Z, Xu S, Zhou K, Yang G. Characterization of hairless (Hr) and FGF5 genes provides insights into the molecular basis of hair loss in cetaceans. BMC Evol Biol. 2013;13:34 pubmed publisher
    ..Consequently, the hair follicle cycle was disrupted and the hair was lost completely due to the loss of the Hr gene function in cetaceans. This suggests that cetaceans have evolved an effective and complex mechanism for hair loss...