Genetic Analysis of Group Composition and Breeding System in a Wild Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) Population

@article{Nievergelt2004GeneticAO,
  title={Genetic Analysis of Group Composition and Breeding System in a Wild Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) Population},
  author={Caroline M. Nievergelt and Leslie J. Digby and Uma Ramakrishnan and David S. Woodruff},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={21},
  pages={1-20}
}
We established pedigree relations in three wild common marmoset social groups for which observational data were available, together with genotypes of some individuals from neighboring groups. Relatedness of 40 individuals were based on 11 microsatellite loci amplified from nDNA obtained noninvasively from plucked hair. The wild marmosets were only half as variable as a captive population characterized previously: 2–6 alleles/locus; HO = 0.41 and HE = 0.35. Parentage exclusion probabilities were… CONTINUE READING