International Journal of Anthropology

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 15–19

No correlation between chimerism and fertility inCallithrix jacchus (Callithricidae, Primates)

  • G. Ardito
  • L. Lamberti
  • P. Bigatti
  • S. Crovella
  • G. Oberto
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02447593

Cite this article as:
Ardito, G., Lamberti, L., Bigatti, P. et al. Int. J. Anthropol. (1995) 10: 15. doi:10.1007/BF02447593

Abstract

In this study, 40 individuals ofCallithrix jacchus were analyzed in order to investigate the frequency of chimerism and to determine whether the fertility of the colony was in any way affected by chimerism.

In the individuals considered the degree of chimerism ranged from 2% to 97% and no correlation was established between the degree of chimerism and fertility of the individuals. Many “good breeders” were chimeric and the best female breeders displayed 84% and 97% chimerism respectively.

Key words

Marmosets Blood chimerism Fertility Breeding 

Copyright information

© International Institute for the Study of Man 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Ardito
    • 1
  • L. Lamberti
    • 2
  • P. Bigatti
    • 2
  • S. Crovella
    • 2
  • G. Oberto
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of AnthropologyUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Dept. of Animal BiologyUniversity of TurinTurinItaly
  3. 3.Institute of Biomedical Research“A. Maexer” S.p.a. RBMIvrea (TO)

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