Coat Color Variation and Pigmentation Gene Expression in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta)

  title={Coat Color Variation and Pigmentation Gene Expression in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta)},
  author={B. Bradley and M. Gerald and A. Widdig and N. Mundy},
  journal={Journal of Mammalian Evolution},
  • B. Bradley, M. Gerald, +1 author N. Mundy
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • Journal of Mammalian Evolution
  • Light-dark coat color variation is a common aspect of color diversity within and across mammalian taxa. This variation in pelage brightness is associated with aspects of evolutionary ecology, particularly for primates, but little is known about the genetic mechanisms underlying light-dark differences in pelage pigmentation. Previous work, focusing particularly on macaques (Genus Macaca), has found no clear relationship between color variation and coding sequences of key pigmentation genes. This… CONTINUE READING

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