Bonobos Fall within the Genomic Variation of Chimpanzees

  title={Bonobos Fall within the Genomic Variation of Chimpanzees},
  author={Anne Dorothee Fischer and Kay Pr{\"u}fer and Jeffrey M Good and Michel Halbwax and Victor Wiebe and Claudine Andr{\'e} and Rebeca Atencia and Lawrence Mugisha and Susan E. Ptak and Svante P{\"a}{\"a}bo},
  booktitle={PloS one},
To gain insight into the patterns of genetic variation and evolutionary relationships within and between bonobos and chimpanzees, we sequenced 150,000 base pairs of nuclear DNA divided among 15 autosomal regions as well as the complete mitochondrial genomes from 20 bonobos and 58 chimpanzees. Except for western chimpanzees, we found poor genetic separation of chimpanzees based on sample locality. In contrast, bonobos consistently cluster together but fall as a group within the variation of… CONTINUE READING
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