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Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on the Genetic Variability of Silvery Marmosets, Mico argentatus

  • Evonnildo C. Gonçalves
  • Stephen F. Ferrari
  • Artur Silva
  • Paulo E. G. Coutinho
  • Elytânia V. Menezes
  • Maria Paula C. Schneider

Abstract

Habitat fragmentation has evaluated effects on parameters such as species diversity, population density, and behavioral patterns, as shown in other chapters in this volume, but there are as yet few data available on its influence on genetic variation in free-ranging primate populations (but see Pope, 1996, 1998). Loss of genetic variability and inbreeding depression are generally presumed to be the primary results of the fragmentation of continuous populations, although outbreeding depression may also be relevant in many cases (Templeton, 1986; Dudash and Fenster, 2000).

Keywords

Habitat Fragmentation Forest Fragment Inbreeding Depression Spider Monkey Continuous Forest 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evonnildo C. Gonçalves
    • 1
  • Stephen F. Ferrari
    • 1
  • Artur Silva
    • 1
  • Paulo E. G. Coutinho
    • 1
  • Elytânia V. Menezes
    • 1
  • Maria Paula C. Schneider
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsUniversidade Federal do ParáBelémBrasil

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