[Studies of hereditary conditionality index on some morphological characters of Tupaia belangeri chinensis]

Yi Chuan. 2004 Jul;26(4):478-80.
[Article in Chinese]


Tree shrew is a kind of excellent experimental animal resource in medical science and biology. In this paper, 35 Tupaia blangeri chinensises (TBCs) captured from Kunming,Yunnan province were investigated. We analyzed hereditary conditionality index about some morphological characters. According to Rife-Buranamanas law, we analyzed the appearance characteristics with hereditary conditionality including color of fur, orbit etc. The results showed the following: wild fur with seasonal red spot, white fur of abdomen, non-white orbit, flesh-color palm, non-cocked ear, round tip tail, and the line between the breasts of both sides in a vertical position with axis line.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • China
  • Ear / anatomy & histology
  • Female
  • Gene Frequency
  • Genes, Dominant
  • Genes, Recessive*
  • Genetic Markers
  • Genotype
  • Hair Color*
  • Male
  • Orbit / anatomy & histology
  • Tupaia / anatomy & histology*
  • Tupaia / classification
  • Tupaia / genetics*


  • Genetic Markers