{Baboon Genome Analysis Consortium}. The Comparative Genomics and Complex Population History of Papio Baboons. Science Advances, 5(1):eaau6947. 2019. Tomas Vinar is a member of the Baboon Genome Analysis Consortium.

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Recent studies suggest that closely related species can accumulate 
substantial genetic and phenotypic differences despite ongoing gene flow, 
thus challenging traditional ideas regarding the genetics of speciation. 
Baboons (genus Papio) are Old World monkeys consisting of six readily 
distinguishable species. Baboon species hybridize in the wild, and prior 
data imply a complex history of differentiation and introgression. We 
produced a reference genome assembly for the olive baboon (Papio anubis) and 
whole-genome sequence data for all six extant species. We document multiple 
episodes of admixture and introgression during the radiation of Papio 
baboons, thus demonstrating their value as a model of complex evolutionary 
divergence, hybridization, and reticulation. These results help inform our 
understanding of similar cases, including modern humans, Neanderthals, 
Denisovans, and other ancient hominins.