Localized population divergence of vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus spp.) in South Africa: Evidence from mtDNA.

  title={Localized population divergence of vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus spp.) in South Africa: Evidence from mtDNA.},
  author={Trudy R. Turner and Willem G. Coetzer and Christopher A. Schmitt and Joseph G. Lorenz and Nelson B. Freimer and J Paul Grobler},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={159 1},
OBJECTIVE Vervet monkeys are common in most tree-rich areas of South Africa, but their absence from grassland and semi-desert areas of the country suggest potentially restricted and mosaic local population patterns that may have relevance to local phenotype patterns and selection. A portion of the mitochondrial DNA control region was sequenced to study patterns of genetic differentiation. METHODS DNA was extracted, and mitochondrial DNA sequences were obtained from 101 vervet monkeys at 15… 

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