Mitigating Chinese–Indian rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) hybridity at the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC)

Sree Kanthaswamy, Jillian Ng, Jennifer Broatch, Jennifer Short, Jeffrey A Roberts

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The effectiveness of abating hybridity in a rhesus breeding colony was evaluated. STR data from the 2006 to 2015 newborns were analyzed. Hybridity decreased over successive years. Birth cohorts retained high genetic variability without signs of inbreeding and differentiation. Hybridity was minimized without compromising overall genetic variability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-335
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Primatology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016



  • captive breeding
  • genetic management
  • microsatellites
  • short tandem repeats
  • STRs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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