Ali Livernois’s work on Pogona vitticeps (dragon lizard) interleukins has just been accepted at Immunogenetics! This is the second paper that is published this week from our lab and focuses on non-model species immunity (see here for our oyster one!).
A collaboration between University of Canberra and us has resulted in the manual annotation of these rather divergent cytokines genes (supported by RNA-Seq of course!) including key genes that were missing from the official genome assembly.