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Research Article

Absence of the TAP2 Human Recombination Hotspot in Chimpanzees

  • Susan E Ptak equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Susan E Ptak, Amy D Roeder

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Amy D Roeder equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Susan E Ptak, Amy D Roeder

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

    ¤1Current address: Biodiversity and Ecological Processes Group, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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  • Matthew Stephens,

    Affiliation: Department of Statistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Yoav Gilad,

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

    ¤2Current address: Department of Genetics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Svante Pääbo,

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Molly Przeworski mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Molly_Przeworski@ Brown.edu

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

    ¤3Current address: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

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  • Published: June 15, 2004
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0020155

About the Authors

Susan E Ptak, Amy D Roeder, Yoav Gilad, Svante Pääbo, Molly Przeworski
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Matthew Stephens
Department of Statistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Molly_Przeworski@ Brown.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

Author Contributions

MP conceived and designed the experiments. ADR and YG performed the experiments. SEP, MS, and MP analyzed the data. MS, SP, and MP contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. All authors contributed to the writing of the paper.