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Quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis of DNA from noninvasive samples for accurate microsatellite genotyping of wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus)
Noninvasive samples are useful for molecular genetic analyses of wild animal populations. However, the low DNA content of such samples makes DNA amplification difficult, and there is the potentialExpand
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Fission‐Fusion Dynamics
Renewed interest in fission‐fusion dynamics is due to the recognition that such dynamics may create unique challenges for social interaction and distinctive selective pressures acting on underlyingExpand
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Microsatellite scoring errors associated with noninvasive genotyping based on nuclear DNA amplified from shed hair
In the context of a study of wild chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes verus, we found that genotypes based on single PCR amplifications of microsatellite loci from single shed hair have a high error rate.Expand
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Cultural variation among chimpanzee communities or unit-groups at nine long-term study sites was charted through a systematic, collaborative procedure in which the directors of the sites first agreedExpand
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Mortality rates among wild chimpanzees.
In order to compare evolved human and chimpanzees' life histories we present a synthetic life table for free-living chimpanzees, derived from data collected in five study populations (Gombe, Taï,Expand
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Cooperative hunting in wild chimpanzees
  • C. Boesch
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 1 September 1994
Abstract Abstract. A model for the evolution of cooperation shows that two conditions are necessary for cooperation to be stable: a hunting success rate that is low for single hunters and increasesExpand
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Generation times in wild chimpanzees and gorillas suggest earlier divergence times in great ape and human evolution
Fossils and molecular data are two independent sources of information that should in principle provide consistent inferences of when evolutionary lineages diverged. Here we use an alternativeExpand
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Ebola virus outbreak among wild chimpanzees living in a rain forest of Côte d'Ivoire.
An outbreak of Ebola in nature is described for the first time. During a few weeks in November 1994, approximately 25% of 43 members of a wild chimpanzee community disappeared or were found dead inExpand
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Female sexual swelling size, timing of ovulation, and male behavior in wild West African chimpanzees
Conspicuous swellings of the perineal skin can be observed in females of many catharrine primate species particularly during the middle stages of the ovarian cycle. The functional significance ofExpand
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The Effects of Leopard Predation On Grouping Patterns in Forest Chimpanzees
[During a 5-year period, 29 interactions between chimpanzees and leopards have been observed or inferred in the tropical rainforest of the Tai National Park, Cote d'Ivoire. Chimpanzees chased awayExpand
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