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Evolutionary insights from wild vervet genomes

A new study reports genome-wide variation in 163 vervet monkeys from across their taxonomic and geographic ranges. The analysis suggests a complex history of admixture and identifies signals of repeated evolutionary selection, some of which may be linked to response to simian immunodeficiency virus.

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Figure 1: Phylogeny and approximate numbers (orders of magnitude) of published genome sequences for apes and common NHP biomedical research models.

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Leffler, E. Evolutionary insights from wild vervet genomes. Nat Genet 49, 1671–1672 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/ng.3992

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