Variation in CCL3L1 copy number in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)

Patrick L. Taormina, Jessica A. Satkoski Trask, David G. Smith, Sreetharan Kanthaswamy

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We used real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) methodology to examine copy number variation (CNV) of the CCL3L1 gene among pure Indian-origin, pure Chinese-origin, and hybrid Indian-Chinese rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). CNV among purebred macaques fell within expected ranges, with Indian macaques having lower copy numbers than those of Chinese macaques. Compared with the purebred macaques, Indian-Chinese hybrid rhesus macaques showed much greater variance in copy number and an intermediate average copy number. Copy numbers of CCL3L1 in rhesus macaque trios (sire, dam, and offspring) were consistent with Mendelian inheritance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-224
Number of pages7
JournalComparative Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Veterinary


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