FINDSIRE has emerged from the large scale paternity testing project performed on the rhesus macaques of Cayo Santiago (Nuernberg et al. 1998, Am J Primatol 44, 1-18). The software allows to identify mothers or sires by means of the comparison of a large number of potential parents, typed at single locus DNA markers, with given infants or parent-infant duos. Potential parents with more than a certain number of mismatches in their DNA profiles are excluded from parenthood whilst those not excluded are reported for further analysis.
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