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The genome of the vervet (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus)

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The genome of the vervet (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus)
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Genome Research, September 2015
DOI 10.1101/gr.192922.115
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Wesley C Warren, Anna J Jasinska, Raquel Garcia-perez, Hannes Svardal, Chad Tomlinson, Mariano Rocchi, Nicoletta Archidiacono, Oronzo Capozzi, Patrick Minx, Michael J Montague, Kim Kyung, LaDeana W Hillier, Milinn Kremitzki, Tina Graves, Colby Chiang, Jennifer Hughes, Nam Tran, Yu Wang, Vasily Ramensky, Oi-wa Choi, Yoon J Jung, Christopher A Schmitt, Nikoleta Juretic, Jessica Wasserscheid, Trudy R Turner, Roger W Wiseman, Jennifer J Tuscher, Julie A Karl, Jöern E Schmitz, Roland Zahn, David H O'Connor, Eugene Redmond, Alex Nisbett, Béatrice Jacquelin, Michaela C Müller-Trutwin, Jason M Brenchley, Michel Dione, Martin Antonio, Gary P Schroth, Jay R Kaplan, Matthew J Jorgensen, Gregg WC Thomas, Matthew W Hahn, Brian Raney, Bronwen Aken, Juergen Schmitz, Gennady Churakov, Angela Noll, Roscoe Stanyon, David Webb, Francoise Thibaud-Nissen, Magnus Nordborg, Tomas Marques-Bonet, Ken Dewar, George M Weinstock, Richard K Wilson, Nelson B Freimer, Warren, Wesley C, Jasinska, Anna J, Garcia-Perez, Raquel, Svardal, Hannes, Tomlinson, Chad, Rocchi, Mariano, Archidiacono, Nicoletta, Capozzi, Oronzo, Minx, Patrick, Montague, Michael J, Kyung, Kim, Hillier, LaDeana W, Kremitzki, Milinn, Graves, Tina, Chiang, Colby, Hughes, Jennifer, Tran, Nam, Wang, Yu, Ramensky, Vasily, Choi, Oi-Wa, Jung, Yoon J, Schmitt, Christopher A, Juretic, Nikoleta, Wasserscheid, Jessica, Turner, Trudy R, Wiseman, Roger W, Tuscher, Jennifer J, Karl, Julie A, Schmitz, Jöern E, Zahn, Roland, O'Connor, David H, Redmond, Eugene, Nisbett, Alex, Jacquelin, Béatrice, Müller-Trutwin, Michaela C, Brenchley, Jason M, Dione, Michel, Antonio, Martin, Schroth, Gary P, Kaplan, Jay R, Jorgensen, Matthew J, Thomas, Gregg Wc, Hahn, Matthew W, Raney, Brian, Aken, Bronwen, Schmitz, Juergen, Churakov, Gennady, Noll, Angela, Stanyon, Roscoe, Webb, David, Thibaud-Nissen, Francoise, Nordborg, Magnus, Marques-Bonet, Tomas, Dewar, Ken, Weinstock, George M, Wilson, Richard K, Freimer, Nelson B, Wesley C. Warren, Anna J. Jasinska, Raquel García-Pérez, Michael J. Montague, LaDeana W. Hillier, Yu Huang, Yoon J. Jung, Christopher A. Schmitt, Trudy R. Turner, Roger W. Wiseman, Jennifer J. Tuscher, Julie A. Karl, Jörn E. Schmitz, David H. O'Connor, Michaela C. Müller-Trutwin, Jason M. Brenchley, Gary P. Schroth, Jay R. Kaplan, Matthew J. Jorgensen, Gregg W.C. Thomas, Matthew W. Hahn, Brian J. Raney, Rishi Nag, George M. Weinstock, Richard K. Wilson, Nelson B. Freimer


We describe a genome reference of the African green monkey or vervet (Chlorocebus aethiops). This member of the Old World monkey (OWM) superfamily is uniquely valuable for genetic investigations of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), of which it is the most abundant natural host species, and of a wide range of health-related phenotypes assessed in Caribbean vervets (C. a. sabaeus), whose numbers have expanded dramatically since Europeans introduced small numbers of their ancestors from West Africa during the colonial era. We use the reference to characterize the genomic relationship between vervets and other primates, the intrageneric phylogeny of vervet subspecies, and genome-wide structural variations of a pedigreed C. a. sabaeus population. Through comparative analyses with human and rhesus macaque, we characterize at high resolution the unique chromosomal fission events that differentiate the vervets and their close relatives from most other catarrhine primates, in whom karyotype is highly conserved. We also provide a summary of transposable elements and contrast these with the rhesus macaque and human. Analysis of sequenced genomes representing each of the main vervet subspecies supports previously hypothesized relationships between these populations, which range across most of sub-Saharan Africa, while uncovering high levels of genetic diversity within each. Sequence-based analyses of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) polymorphisms reveal extremely low diversity in Caribbean C. a. sabaeus vervets, as compared to vervets from putatively ancestral West African regions. In the C. a. sabaeus research population we discover the first structural variations that are in some cases predicted to have a deleterious effect; future studies will determine the phenotypic impact of these variations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Austria 1 3%
Unknown 30 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 28%
Student > Bachelor 4 13%
Researcher 4 13%
Professor 3 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 9%
Other 9 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 53%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 25%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 6%
Engineering 2 6%
Other 1 3%

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