Contrasting demographic histories of the neighboring bonobo and chimpanzee

  title={Contrasting demographic histories of the neighboring bonobo and chimpanzee},
  author={Christina Hvilsom and Frands Carlsen and Rasmus Heller and Nina Jaffr{\'e} and Hans Redlef Siegismund},
The Pleistocene epoch was a period of dramatic climate change that had profound impacts on the population sizes of many animal species. How these species were shaped by past events is often unclear, hindering our understanding of the population dynamics resulting in present day populations. We analyzed complete mitochondrial genomes representing all four recognized chimpanzee subspecies and the bonobo to infer the recent demographic history and used simulations to exclude a confounding effect… CONTINUE READING
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