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Great ape genome variation now and then: current diversity and genomic relics of extinct primates

Project description

Genomic variation in great apes

To understand the processes of genomic variation, we need to determine the genomes of ancient species and track changes during evolution. The EU-funded ApeGenomeDiversity project is focussing on great ape diversity, and using ancient samples, it aims to obtain a direct view of the genomes of extinct populations. Comparison with samples from modern day apes will allow scientists to understand the origins and dynamics of genomic variants and how they contribute to the genomic landscape of living species. Most importantly, the project will provide insight into the history of our closest ancestors and the functional significance of specific introgression events in evolution.

Host institution

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 896 875,00
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 896 875,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 896 875,00
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona

See on map

Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 896 875,00