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Multiple sirehood in free-ranging twin rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta)

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Title:Multiple sirehood in free-ranging twin rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta)
Creators Name:Bercovitch, F.B. and Widdig, A. and Berard, J.D. and Nuernberg, P. and Kessler, M.J. and Schmidtke, J. and Trefilov, A. and Krawczak, M.
Abstract:Rhesus macaque females regularly copulate with a number of partners, and produce a single offspring per reproductive cycle in over 99% of cases. We used genotyping of 10 STR markers to determine paternity in the Cayo Santiago population of rhesus macaques. About 1,500 monkeys have been analyzed to date, with their marker genotypes entered into a computerized database. These data enable us to report the first documented case in any cercopithecine nonhuman primate species of the production of twin offspring sired by different males.
Keywords:Rhesus Macaques, Twins, Heteropaternity, STR Marker Typing, Animals, Macaca Mulatta
Source:American Journal of Primatology
Page Range:31-34
Date:May 2002
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.1085
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