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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