Electrophoretic Polymorphisms and Their Taxonomic Implications in Callitrichini (Primates, Platyrrhini)
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- Meireles, C.M., Czelusniak, J., Sampaio, I. et al. Biochem Genet (1998) 36: 229. doi:10.1023/A:1018729009332
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Five hundred forty-three blood samples from 15populations of the four genera of callitrichin primateswere studied electrophoretically. Polymorphism andgenetic distances were estimated for 20 loci, 13 of which were polymorphic. The lion tamarin(Leontopithecus) studied here exhibited theleast variability for these loci, while the monospecificCebuella showed the most. The genetic distancesobserved between Callithrix andCebuella genera support previous evidenceindicating a close taxonomic relationship between them.Genetic distance values obtained in this study alsosupport the synonimization of the kuhli form with Callithrix jacchuspenicillata.