Africa's rarest monkey had an intriguing sexual past, DNA study confirms


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The most extensive DNA study to-date of Africa's rarest monkey reveals that the species had an intriguing sexual past, says a new study co-authored by NESCent postdoc Trina Roberts.

Of the last two remaining populations of the recently discovered kipunji, one population shows evidence of past mating with baboons while the other does not. The results may help to set conservation priorities for this critically endangered species, researchers say.

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