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Insights into hominid evolution from the gorilla genome sequence

Abstract:

Gorillas are humans' closest living relatives after chimpanzees, and are of comparable importance for the study of human origins and evolution. Here we present the assembly and analysis of a genome sequence for the western lowland gorilla, and compare the whole genomes of all extant great ape genera. We propose a synthesis of genetic and fossil evidence consistent with placing the human-chimpanzee and human-chimpanzee-gorilla speciation events at approximately 6 and 10 million years ago. In 3...

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10.1038/nature10842

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Dutheil, JY More by this author
Hillier, LW More by this author
Jordan, GE More by this author
Goodhead, I More by this author
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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
483
Issue:
7388
Pages:
169-175
Publication date:
2012-03-08
DOI:
EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:db016e27-1f5a-42a5-828f-3a7fcb9ea22b
Source identifiers:
342914
Local pid:
pubs:342914
Language:
English

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