Poster #36: SALLY MATTHEWS – Determining Kinship in Wild Savanna Chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes Verus) from Fongoli, Senegal

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Faculty mentor: Leslie Knapp

Analyzing genetic diversity in a population can be valuable in anticipating the possible effects environmental change can have on a population. My project will be to identify microsatellites in nuclear DNA to create unique genotypic profiles of individual chimpanzees to examine relatedness, assess genetic diversity in the populations. I aim to test the hypothesis that male chimpanzees will be more related in the population than the female chimpanzees.

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: u0576515@utah.edu

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