About the Authors

Frank W. Albert, Mehmet Somel, Ayinuer Aximu-Petri, Michel Halbwax, Olaf Thalmann, Svante Pääbo
Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

Frank W. Albert
Lewis Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

Mehmet Somel
CAS–MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology SIBS, Shanghai, China

Miguel Carneiro, Jose A. Blanco-Aguiar, Nuno Ferrand
CIBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Vairão, Portugal

Miguel Carneiro, Jose A. Blanco-Aguiar, Nuno Ferrand
Departamento de Zoologia e Antropologia–Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal

Michel Halbwax
Fernan Vaz Gorilla Project, Port-Gentil, Gabon

Olaf Thalmann
Department of Biology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland

Jose A. Blanco-Aguiar, Rafael Villafuerte
Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos, IREC (CSIC, UCLM, JCCM), Ciudad Real, Spain

Irina Z. Plyusnina, Lyudmila Trut
Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia

Sylvia Kaiser
Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

Per Jensen
IFM Biology, Division of Zoology, Avian Behaviour Genomics and Physiology Group, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Corresponding Author

falbert@princeton.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FWA SP. Performed the experiments: FWA AA-P MH. Analyzed the data: FWA MS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FWA MC OT JAB-A IZP LT RV NF SK PJ. Wrote the paper: FWA SP.