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Molecular evidence for deep phylogenetic divergence in Mandrillus sphinx

Citation
Telfer P, Souquiere S, Clifford SL, Abernethy K, Bruford MW, Disotell TR, Sterner KN, Roques P, Marx PA & Wickings EJ (2003) Molecular evidence for deep phylogenetic divergence in Mandrillus sphinx. Molecular Ecology, 12 (7), pp. 2019-2024. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-294X.2003.01877.x

Abstract
Mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) are forest primates indigenous to western central Africa. Phylogenetic analysis of 267 base pairs (bp) of the cytochrome b gene from 53 mandrills of known and 17 of unknown provenance revealed two phylogeographical groups, with haplotypes differentiated by 2.6% comprising seven synonymous transitions. The distribution of the haplotypes suggests that the Ogooué River, Gabon, which bisects their range, separates mandrill populations in Cameroon and northern Gabon from those in southern Gabon. The haplotype distribution is also concordant with that of two known mandrill simian immunodeficiency viruses, suggesting that these two mandrill phylogroups have followed different evolutionary trajectories since separation.

Keywords
biogeography; divergence; forest refuges; haplogroups; mandrill; mtDNA

Journal
Molecular Ecology: Volume 12, Issue 7

StatusPublished
Author(s)Telfer, Paul; Souquiere, Sandrine; Clifford, Stephen L; Abernethy, Katharine; Bruford, Michael W; Disotell, Todd R; Sterner, Kirstin N; Roques, Pierre; Marx, Preston A; Wickings, E Jean
Publication date31/07/2003
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/21001
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISSN0962-1083
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