Mountain gorilla genome study provides optimism about population numbers

An international research project to sequence whole genomes from mountain gorillas has given scientists and conservationists new insight into the impact of population decline on these critically endangered apes. While mountain gorillas are extensively inbred and at risk of extinction, research published today in Science finds more to be optimistic about in their genomes than expected.

University of Cambridge

Last updated on 10 April 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Region: 
Africa
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals