Genetic sex identification in orangutans.

  title={Genetic sex identification in orangutans.},
  author={Michael E Steiper and Maryellen Ruvolo},
  journal={Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht uber die biologisch-anthropologische Literatur},
  volume={61 1},
To date, no established protocol for genetic sex identification in orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) exists. In nearly all apes (gibbons, gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans), genetic sex identification is possible using the amelogenin gene because copies located on X and Y chromosomes have different sizes. Here we report that orangutan sex identification can be resolved through multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of the Y-linked SRY locus and the amelogenin locus. PCR amplifications of orangutan… CONTINUE READING