Mireille Bawe-Johnson

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The geographical distribution of genetic variation within western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) was examined to clarify the population genetic structure and recent evolutionary history of this group. DNA was amplified from shed hair collected from sites across the range of the three traditionally recognized gorilla subspecies: western lowland(More)
Nuclear integrations of mitochondrial DNA (Numts) are widespread in many taxa and if left undetected can confound phylogeny interpretation and bias estimates of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) diversity. This is particularly true in gorillas, where recent studies suggest multiple integrations of the first hypervariable (HV1) domain of the mitochondrial control(More)
Non-invasive faecal sampling in the equatorial forest in Gabon allowed the first identification of the hepatitis B virus (HBV-Ch(RC170)) genome in samples collected from wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes troglodytes). The HBV-Ch(RCl70)sequence clustered with 100% bootstrap support with previous viral sequences obtained from Pan troglodytes subspecies. This(More)
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