Immunoglobulin allotypes of Kenyan olive baboons: Troop frequencies, linkage disequilibria, and comparisons with other studies

Dorian H. Coppenhaver, Thomas J. Olivier

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Sera from a total of 564 olive baboons collected at six different localities in west central Kenya were examined for the presence of cross-reactive immunoglobulin allotypes with reagents used for human sera. Serum samples were tested for Km (1 and 3), Glm (1-3 and 17), andG3m (5, 6, 10, 11, 13-16, 21, 24, and 26). Polymorphism was found for Glm (1 and 17) and G3m (10, 13, and 15). These findings on antigen presence, absence, and polymorphism show broad similarities to, along with some differences from, previous studies of baboons. Our data support the view that there are variations in allotype frequencies between troops at single localities, as well as differences among geographically separated areas. Linkage disequilibria for Gm allotypes differ in strength and direction among the various local Kenya olive baboon populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-350
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Primatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 1986



  • baboons
  • haplotypes
  • immunoglobulin allotypes
  • papio anubis
  • polymorphism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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