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Genetic divergence and heterozygosity estimates for the elephantids.

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posted on 21.12.2010, 00:17 by Nadin Rohland, David Reich, Swapan Mallick, Matthias Meyer, Richard E. Green, Nicholas J. Georgiadis, Alfred L. Roca, Michael Hofreiter

We calculated genetic divergences based on 549 sites that are polymorphic among the elephantids, normalizing by savanna-Asian elephant genetic divergence. Standard errors are from a Weighted Jackknife (calculated in this way, savanna-Asian genetic divergence has no uncertainty since it is used for normalization). The results show that savanna and forest elephants are sister groups (>4 standard deviations less diverged than savanna-Asian) and that Asian elephants and mammoths are also sister groups (>6 standard deviations less diverged than savanna-Asian).

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