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Research Article

A Molecular Phylogeny of Living Primates

  • Polina Perelman,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute–Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

    Current address: Laboratory of Cytogenetics of Animals, Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine, Novosibirsk, Russia

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  • Warren E. Johnson,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute–Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Christian Roos,

    Affiliation: Gene Bank of Primates and Primate Genetics Laboratory, German Primate Center, Göttingen, Germany

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  • Hector N. Seuánez,

    Affiliation: Division of Genetics, Instituto Nacional de Câncer and Department of Genetics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Julie E. Horvath,

    Affiliation: Department of Evolutionary Anthropology and Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Miguel A. M. Moreira,

    Affiliation: Division of Genetics, Instituto Nacional de Câncer and Department of Genetics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Bailey Kessing,

    Affiliation: SAIC–Frederick, Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute–Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Joan Pontius,

    Affiliation: SAIC–Frederick, Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute–Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Melody Roelke,

    Affiliation: SAIC–Frederick, Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute–Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Yves Rumpler,

    Affiliation: Physiopathologie et Médecine Translationnelle, Faculté de Médecine, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France

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  • Maria Paula C. Schneider,

    Affiliation: Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, Brazil

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  • Artur Silva,

    Affiliation: Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, Brazil

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  • Stephen J. O'Brien,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute–Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jill Pecon-Slattery mail

    slatterJ@mail.nih.gov

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute–Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: March 17, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001342

About the Authors

Polina Perelman, Warren E. Johnson, Stephen J. O'Brien, Jill Pecon-Slattery
Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute–Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America
Christian Roos
Gene Bank of Primates and Primate Genetics Laboratory, German Primate Center, Göttingen, Germany
Hector N. Seuánez, Miguel A. M. Moreira
Division of Genetics, Instituto Nacional de Câncer and Department of Genetics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Julie E. Horvath
Department of Evolutionary Anthropology and Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Bailey Kessing, Joan Pontius, Melody Roelke
SAIC–Frederick, Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute–Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America
Yves Rumpler
Physiopathologie et Médecine Translationnelle, Faculté de Médecine, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
Maria Paula C. Schneider, Artur Silva
Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: slatterJ@mail.nih.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JPS. Performed the experiments: PP HNS JEH MAMM MPCS AS JPS. Analyzed the data: PP WEJ JPS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PP WEJ CR HNS JEH MAMM BK JP MR YR MPCS AS SJO JPS. Wrote the paper: PP WEJ CR HNS JEH MAMM JP MR MPCS AS SJO JPS. Implemented, supervised, and directed research project: JPS. Conducted phylogenetic and statistical analyses: JPS. Curated DNA samples and DNA sequences: PP. Performed BEAST analysis: WEJ.