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MITOCHONDRIAL GENETIC DIVERSITY OF THE RED-TAILED MONKEY, CERCOPITHECUS ASCANIUS, IN AFRICAN RAINFORESTS

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2023
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Cercopithecus ascanius is an African primate species encompassing five geographic types with unresolved taxonomy. Recent publications have analyzed C. ascanius genetic diversity and taxonomy; however, few publications have addressed the genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships of C. ascanius from wild populations. My objectives for this thesis were to determine mtDNA diversity within the C. Ascanius species and investigate C. ascanius genetic structure. Results from this thesis support findings from previous studies wherein C. ascanius depicted high mitochondrial diversity and all C. ascanius subspecies form a monophyletic clade within the Cercopithecus genus. Analyzing additional samples of C. ascanius monkeys will strengthen molecular diversity estimation and clarify genetic structure within the C. ascanius lineage.
Title: MITOCHONDRIAL GENETIC DIVERSITY OF THE RED-TAILED MONKEY, CERCOPITHECUS ASCANIUS, IN AFRICAN RAINFORESTS.
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Name(s): Dutra, Vitor Daniel, author
Detwiler, Kate M. , Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Department of Biological Sciences
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2023
Date Issued: 2023
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 65 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Cercopithecus ascanius is an African primate species encompassing five geographic types with unresolved taxonomy. Recent publications have analyzed C. ascanius genetic diversity and taxonomy; however, few publications have addressed the genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships of C. ascanius from wild populations. My objectives for this thesis were to determine mtDNA diversity within the C. Ascanius species and investigate C. ascanius genetic structure. Results from this thesis support findings from previous studies wherein C. ascanius depicted high mitochondrial diversity and all C. ascanius subspecies form a monophyletic clade within the Cercopithecus genus. Analyzing additional samples of C. ascanius monkeys will strengthen molecular diversity estimation and clarify genetic structure within the C. ascanius lineage.
Identifier: FA00014325 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (MA)--Florida Atlantic University, 2023.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Mitochondrial DNA
Cercopithecus ascanius
Genetics
Phylogeny
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