Multicolor Karyotyping of Six Old World Monkey Species

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    • SUTO Yumiko
    • Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo
    • ISHIDA Takafumi
    • Department of Anthropology, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo
    • HIRAI Momoki
    • Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo

Abstract

By multiplex fluorescence <i>in situ</i> hybridization (M-FISH) that enables the simultaneous identification of 24 human chromosomes, we studied chromosomal homologies between humans (<i>Homo sapiens</i>, 2<i>n</i>=46) and 6 species of Old World monkey, namely, the vervet monkey (<i>Cercopithecus aethiops</i>, 2<i>n</i>=60), patas monkey (<i>Erythrocebus patas</i>, 2<i>n</i>=54), hanuman langur (<i>Semnopithecus entellus</i>, 2<i>n</i>=44), cynomolgus monkey (<i>Macaca fascicularis</i>, 2<i>n</i>=42), stump-tailed macaque (<i>Macaca arctoides</i>, 2<i>n</i>=42) and hamadryas baboon (<i>Papio hamadryas</i>, 2<i>n</i>=42). Individual human chromosomes were found to correspond to either one or two chromosomes of each monkey species without any detectable complex translocation involving more than 2 chromosomes. Based on chromosomal correspondences among these species, we propose a hypothetical karyotype phylogeny.

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  • CYTOLOGIA

    CYTOLOGIA 68(4), 431-436, 2003-12-25

    Japan Mendel Society, International Society of Cytology

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