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ID: 24445.0, MPI für molekulare Genetik / Research Group Development and Disease
Multiple sirehood in free-ranging twin rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
Authors:Bercovitch, Fred B.; Widdig, Anja; Berard, John D.; Nürnberg, Peter; Kessler, Matt J.; Schmidtke, Jörg; Trefilov, Andrea; Krawczak, Michael
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2002-04-19
Title of Journal:American Journal of Primatology
Issue / Number:1
Start Page:31
End Page:34
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:Rhesus macaque females regularly copulate with a number of partners, and produce a single offspring per reproductive cycle in over 99% of cases. We used genotyping of 10 STR markers to determine paternity in the Cayo Santiago population of rhesus macaques. About 1,500 monkeys have been analyzed to date, with their marker genotypes entered into a computerized database. These data enable us to report the first documented case in any cercopithecine nonhuman primate species of the production of twin offspring sired by different males. Am. J. Primatol. 57:31-34, 2002.
Free Keywords:rhesus macaques • twins • heteropaternity • STR marker typing
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Stefan Mundlos
Affiliations:MPI für molekulare Genetik
External Affiliations:Caribbean Primate Research Center, Sabana Seca, Puerto Rico
Institut für Medizinische Genetik, Universitätsklinikum Charite, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Gene Mapping Center, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
Institut für Humangenetik, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Institute of Medical Genetics, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
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