Chromosome Research

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 145–153

Chromosomal evolution of the Hapalemur griseus subspecies (Malagasy Prosimian), including a new chromosomal polymorphic cytotype

  • Yves Rumpler
  • Prosper
  • Marcel Hauwy
  • Clément Rabarivola
  • Gilbert Rakotoarisoa
  • Bernard Dutrillaux
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1014953202718

Cite this article as:
Rumpler, Y., Prosper, Hauwy, M. et al. Chromosome Res (2002) 10: 145. doi:10.1023/A:1014953202718

Abstract

A cytogenetic study has been performed on Hapalemur griseus caught in different locations of the eastern and northern forests of Madagascar. This allowed the determination of the more precise distribution areas of the different subspecies and the isolation of a new cytogenetic polymorphic subspecies of H. griseus. The chromosomal changes distinguishing the different subspecies are Robertsonian translocations and gain of heterochromatin. The phylogeny established on chromosome comparison is compatible with the geographic distribution of the subspecies.

chromosome evolutionHapalemurkaryotypelemursystematics

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yves Rumpler
    • 1
  • Prosper
    • 2
  • Marcel Hauwy
    • 1
  • Clément Rabarivola
    • 3
  • Gilbert Rakotoarisoa
    • 2
  • Bernard Dutrillaux
    • 4
  1. 1.ULP, Faculté de MédecineInstitut d'EmbryologieStrasbourg cedex.
  2. 2.Parc Botanique et Zoologique de TsimbazazaAntananarivoMadagascar
  3. 3.Faculté des SciencesMajunga, Madagascar
  4. 4.Institut Curie, UMR 147 “Cytogénétique Moléculaire et Oncologie”Paris Cedex 05France