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Recent genetic connectivity and clinal variation in chimpanzees

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Lester,  Jack D.
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;
The Leipzig School of Human Origins (IMPRS), Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Vigilant,  Linda
Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Gratton,  Paolo
Great Ape Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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McCarthy,  Maureen S.
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Dieguez,  Paula
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Agbor,  Anthony
Great Ape Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Angedakin,  Samuel
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Ayimisin,  Ayuk Emmanuel
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Bailey,  Emma
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Bessone,  Mattia
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Brazzola,  Gregory
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Cohen,  Heather
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Deschner,  Tobias
Endocrinology Laboratory, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;
Chimpanzees, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Egbe,  Villard Ebot
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Granjon,  Anne-Céline
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Head,  Josephine
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Jones,  Sorrel
Great Ape Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Junker,  Jessica
Great Ape Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Kaiser,  Michael
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Kalan,  Ammie K.
Great Ape Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;
Chimpanzees, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Kienast,  Ivonne
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Lapuente,  Juan
Great Ape Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Lee,  Kevin
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Marrocoli,  Sergio
Great Ape Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Neil,  Emily
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Nicholl,  Sonia
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Ormsby,  Lucy Jayne
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Robbins,  Martha M.
Gorillas, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Sciaky,  Lilah
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Städele,  Veronika
Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Vyalengerera,  Magloire Kambale
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Wittig,  Roman M.
Chimpanzees, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Yuh,  Yisa Ginath
Great Ape Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Yurkiw,  Kyle
Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Boesch,  Christophe
Great Ape Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;
Chimpanzees, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Kühl,  Hjalmar S.
Great Ape Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;
Chimpanzees, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Arandjelovic,  Mimi
Great Ape Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;
Chimpanzees, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Citation

Lester, J. D., Vigilant, L., Gratton, P., McCarthy, M. S., Barratt, C. D., Dieguez, P., et al. (2021). Recent genetic connectivity and clinal variation in chimpanzees. Communications Biology, 4(1): 283. doi:10.1038/s42003-021-01806-x.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0008-1931-5
Abstract
Much like humans, chimpanzees occupy diverse habitats and exhibit extensive behavioural variability. However, chimpanzees are recognized as a discontinuous species, with four subspecies separated by historical geographic barriers. Nevertheless, their range-wide degree of genetic connectivity remains poorly resolved, mainly due to sampling limitations. By analyzing a geographically comprehensive sample set amplified at microsatellite markers that inform recent population history, we found that isolation by distance explains most of the range-wide genetic structure of chimpanzees. Furthermore, we did not identify spatial discontinuities corresponding with the recognized subspecies, suggesting that some of the subspecies-delineating geographic barriers were recently permeable to gene flow. Substantial range-wide genetic connectivity is consistent with the hypothesis that behavioural flexibility is a salient driver of chimpanzee responses to changing environmental conditions. Finally, our observation of strong local differentiation associated with recent anthropogenic pressures portends future loss of critical genetic diversity if habitat fragmentation and population isolation continue unabated.