Project Overview

Left Align Genomic variation among great apes has not yet been fully explored, however its study is crucial for species conservation and fully understanding hominid evolution.

Right Align In this project, we sequenced to high coverage a total of 79 wild- and captive-born individuals representing all six great ape species and 10 subspecies across the African continent and Southeast Asia.

Please cite:
Javier Prado-Martinez*, Peter H. Sudmant*, Jeffrey M. Kidd, Heng Li, Joanna L. Kelley, Belen Lorente-Galdos, Krishna Veeramah, August Woerner, Timothy D. O'Connor, Gabriel Santpere, Alexander Cagan, Christopher Theunert, Ferran Casals, Hafid Laayouni, Kasper Munch, Asger Hobolth, Anders E. Halager, Maika Malig, Jessica Hernandez-Rodriguez, Irene Hernando-Herraez, Kay Prüfer, Marc Pybus, Laurel Johnstone, Michael Lachmann, Can Alkan, Dorina Twigg, Natalia Petit, Carl Baker, Fereydoun Hormozdiari, Marcos Fernandez-Callejo, Marc Dabad, Michael L. Wilson, Laurie Stevison, Cristina Camprubí, Tiago Carvalho, Aurora Ruiz- Herrera, Laura Vives, Marta Mele, Teresa Abello, Ivanela Kondova, Ronald E. Bontrop, Anne Pusey, Felix Lankester, John A. Kiyang, Richard A. Bergl, Elizabeth Lonsdorf, Simon Myers, Mario Ventura, Pascal Gagneux, David Comas, Hans Siegismund, Julie Blanc, Lidia Agueda-Calpena, Marta Gut, Lucinda Fulton, Sarah A. Tishkoff, James C. Mullikin, Richard K. Wilson, Ivo G. Gut, Mary Katherine Gonder, Oliver A. Ryder, Beatrice H. Hahn,Arcadi Navarro, Joshua M. Akey, Jaume Bertranpetit, David Reich, Thomas Mailund, Mikkel H. Schierup, Christina Hvilsom, Aida M. Andrés, Jeff Wall, Carlos D. Bustamante, Mike Hammer, Evan E. Eichler, Tomas Marques-Bonet.
Great ape genetic diversity and population history. Nature 2013.
*Contributed equally

Corresponding authors:
Tomas Marques-Bonet
Evan E. Eichler

Nature publication

1. Picture Chimpanzee. Source: wikipedia by Ikiwaner.
2. Picture Bonobo. Source: wikipedia by Pierre Fidenci.