Homo, Macaca ssp, Guinea pigs

focus on
  • Oxytonergic, dopaminergic, and serotonergic systems
  • LKBP5, COMT metabolism (molecular biological basics of social hierarchy in primates)
  • mtDNA (molecular biological stress markers - expression rates under different environmental conditions)



Detection of outlier SNPs of the OXTR gene using FDIST. FDIST suggests the SNPs rs2268494, rs2268498, rs4643699, and rs1488467 are under balancing selection, whereas SNP rs59190448 is under positive directional selection