Kinship and Behavior in Primates by Bernard Chapais, Carol M. Berman

By Bernard Chapais, Carol M. Berman

This publication provides a sequence of evaluate chapters at the a variety of features of primate kinship and behaviour, as a primary reference for college students and pros attracted to primate habit, ecology and evolution. The really new molecular facts let one to evaluate without delay levels of genetic relatedness and kinship kinfolk among contributors, and a substantial physique of knowledge on intergroup edition, in response to experimental experiences in either free-ranging and captive teams has amassed, permitting a slightly complete and enjoyable reconsideration of this entire vast quarter of study. The e-book may be of substantial curiosity to scholars of social evolution and behavioral ecology.

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1998). , Vigilant et al. 2001) field studies, this is not the case. When paternity exclusion is not possible in all cases, methods for paternity inclusion can be used. Maximum likelihood (ML)–based methods for paternity inclusion allow the user to evaluate the data for the most likely father out of several candidates. These methods take into account, in addition to allele frequencies, the estimated genotyping error rates, the presence of null alleles, and the likely portion of potential sires not sampled.

1993), and is also present in other apes (Bradley et al. 2001). This assay has the advantage of producing a PCR product from one set of PCR primers for each sex chromosome, so that the assay is internally controlled for amplification. The disadvantage is that these primers have not been tested widely in primates, so it is not yet known whether they will amplify the targeted gene region, or whether the product will vary in size between the X and Y chromosome in other species. A similar assay involving size differences in the ZFX and ZFY genes has been reported for humans and a variety of New and Old World primates (Wilson & Erlandsson 1998).

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