International Journal of Primatology

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 685–696

Y-chromosomal Markers Suitable for Noninvasive Studies of Guenon Hybridization

Authors

    • Department of AnthropologyNew York University and New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP)
    • Molecular Anthropology LaboratoryNew York University
  • Kate M. Detwiler
    • Department of AnthropologyNew York University and New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP)
  • Todd R. Disotell
    • Department of AnthropologyNew York University and New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP)
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10764-005-4374-y

Cite this article as:
Tosi, A.J., Detwiler, K.M. & Disotell, T.R. Int J Primatol (2005) 26: 685. doi:10.1007/s10764-005-4374-y

Abstract

We examine previously-published TSPY sequence data to identify synapomorphies useful for tracking Y-chromosomal gene flow between hybridizing guenon species. We then describe a set of PCR primers and protocols that amplify many of these variable sites from feces. Such Y-chromosomal markers are potentially very useful to conservation studies because they may offer an early sign of introgression as a threat to the genetic integrity of a rare species. Moreover, the ability to survey these markers from feces greatly expands the utility of noninvasive studies.

Keywords

TSPYCercopithecushybridizationfecal samples
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