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Low nucleotide diversity in chimpanzees and bonobos.
This study sequenced 50 noncoding, nonrepetitive DNA segments randomly chosen from the nuclear genome in 9 bonobos and 17 chimpanzees and found that the pi value for bonobos is only 0.078%, even somewhat lower than that for humans for the same 50 segments, which is puzzling.
Comparative and demographic analysis of orangutan genomes
The orang-utan species, Pongo abelii and Pongo pygmaeus, are the most phylogenetically distant great apes from humans, thereby providing an informative perspective on hominid evolution and a primate polymorphic neocentromere, found in both Pongo species are described.
Alu insertion loci and platyrrhine primate phylogeny.
Nucleotide Diversity in Gorillas
Comparison of the levels of nucleotide diversity in humans and apes may provide valuable information for inferring the demographic history of these species, the effect of social structure on genetic
Comparative analysis of gene-expression patterns in human and African great ape cultured fibroblasts.
It is found that gene-expression patterns could predict the species, but not the age, of the fibroblast donor, and several differentially expressed genes among human and African great ape fibroblasts involved the extracellular matrix, metabolic pathways, signal transduction, stress responses, as well as inherited overgrowth and neurological disorders.
A mobile element based phylogeny of Old World monkeys.
The value of avian genomics to the conservation of wildlife
Mining and characterization of candidate loci in the California condor using molecular genetic and genomic techniques as well as linkage and comparative genomic mapping will eventually enable the identification of carriers of the chondrodystrophy allele, resulting in improved genetic management of this disease.
Large-scale ruminant genome sequencing provides insights into their evolution and distinct traits
The controversies in the ruminant phylogeny are resolved and the genetic basis underpinning the evolutionary innovations in ruminants is revealed, demonstrating the power of using comparative phylogenomic approaches in resolving the deep branches of phylogeny that result from rapid radiations.
Horse domestication and conservation genetics of Przewalski's horse inferred from sex chromosomal and autosomal sequences.
X chromosomal and autosomal data do not place Przewalski's horses in a separate clade within phylogenetic trees for horses, suggesting a close relationship between domestic and Przine's horses and the hypothesis that very few male horses along with numerous female horses founded the various domestic horse breeds is supported.
The cryptic genetic structure of the North American captive gorilla population
It is inferred that the majority of North American zoo founders sampled are distributed into two distinct clusters, and that some individuals are of admixed ancestry, which lays the groundwork for enhanced efforts to conserve the evolutionary units of the western lowland gorilla gene pool.