Different types of genetic investigations
|In this talk I will present some examples of
previous work, as well as some current projects.
Genetic work on the long-tailed macaques in Ketambe was initially based on protein analysis. The analysis of relatively variable proteins allowed for population genetic analysis with sufficient resolution to calculate relatedness, but not always to determine paternity through exclusion. For this latter task DNA multi-locus fingerprinting was included. The result provided good data on reproductive success and allowed for a re-interpretation of the sexual strategies of the macaques.
With the advent of microsatellite analysis using PCR,
we were able to carry out similar work on wild orang-utans with
non-invasive sampling techniques. The results allowed us to
analyze the alternative reproductive strategies of the males,
for which data on both paternity as well as relatedness amongst
males were required. In a current project on marmosets we are