Nuclear DNA polymorphisms in a wild population of yellow baboons (Papio hamadryas cynocephalus) from Mikumi National Park, Tanzania.

TitleNuclear DNA polymorphisms in a wild population of yellow baboons (Papio hamadryas cynocephalus) from Mikumi National Park, Tanzania.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsRogers, J, Kidd, KK
JournalAm J Phys Anthropol
Volume90
Issue4
Pagination477-86
Date Published1993 Apr
ISSN0002-9483
KeywordsAnimals, Antithrombin III, Apolipoproteins B, beta-N-Acetylhexosaminidases, DNA, Hexosaminidase B, Papio, Polymorphism, Genetic, Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length, Renin, Tanzania, Vimentin
Abstract

Yellow baboons (Papio hamadryas cynocephalus) from Mikumi National Park, Tanzania were studied for polymorphisms in nuclear DNA. The study population consists of four social groups that inhabit overlapping home ranges and exchange males. As a result, these groups are considered to be members of a single interbreeding population. Human DNA clones were used as probes to screen five loci (AT3, REN, HEXB, VIM, and APOB) for restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLP). A total of 14 polymorphisms, at least one at each locus, was detected in a panel of 27 baboons tested using six restriction enzymes for each locus. Eleven of these RFLP systems have average heterozygosity values greater than 0.40. This initial screening demonstrates that human DNA clones can be used to detect significant numbers of informative DNA polymorphisms in single-copy nuclear genes of this species and suggests that the average proportion of nucleotides polymorphic across nuclear loci in this population may be between 1.0% and 1.3%.

DOI10.1002/ajpa.1330900407
Alternate JournalAm. J. Phys. Anthropol.
PubMed ID8097371