I just stumbled upon a new-to-me primatology blog that I wanted to share with you. The blog, DNApes, comes from Mimi Arandjelovic, a graduate student at the Max Planck power house of anthropology and is chock full of good posts.
Mimi studies variation in male-transmitted Y-chromosome of gorillas, which is extremely important given that gorillas are on the verge of extinction. She does that thru sampling poop. That’s where the name DNApes comes from. It stands for for DNA Analysts of poop, excrement and scat. As you may know, understanding the genetic variation is useful information when dealing with small populations.
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