Comparison of highly repeated DNA sequences in some Lemuridae and taxonomic implications

D. Montagnon, S. Crovella, Yves Rumpler

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Highly repeated DNA sequences of Eulemur fulvus mayottensis, E, coronalus, Lemur catta, and Hapalemur griseas griseas have been identified and compared. Sequence analysis of highly repeated DNA fragments isolated from L, calta and Hapalemur showed a high percentage of similarity (nearly 95%), as did fragments isolated from the two very close Eulemur species, whereas comparison of the DNA fragments isolated from the two Eulemur species and the L, catta/Hapalemur group showed a very low percentage (40 %) of identity, as might be expected for distant species. These results confirm our previous data, obtained by Southern blot hybridization techniques on the same species, and strongly support the existence of a common trunk between L, catta and Hapalemur. but different from that leading to the Eulemur species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalCytogenetic and Genome Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Cell Biology


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