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Primate Phylogenetics

  1. Todd R Disotell

Published Online: 14 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005833.pub2



How to Cite

Disotell, T. R. 2008. Primate Phylogenetics. eLS. .

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  1. New York University, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2008


Hypotheses of primate phylogenetic relationships have been greatly influenced by molecular systematic approaches. Improved methods of obtaining and amplifying deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from a greater number of sources from more species and subspecies, high-throughput sequencing techniques, the characterization of genomic events such as the insertion of retrotransposons, along with new analytical techniques have allowed inferences to be drawn for most genus-level branches of the primate phylogenetic tree.


  • phylogeny;
  • systematics;
  • taxonomy;
  • strepsirrhini;
  • Haplorhini