Bones, Genetics, and Behavior of Rhesus Macaques: Macaca by Qian Wang

By Qian Wang

Foreword by way of Phillip V. Tobias

The creation of rhesus macaques to Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico in 1938, and the following improvement of the CPRC for biomedical study, maintains its lengthy historical past of stimulating reviews in actual anthropology. The CPRC monkey colonies, and the right demographic facts at the derived skeletal assortment within the Center’s Laboratory of Primate Morphology and Genetics (LPMG), offer infrequent possibilities for morphological, developmental, practical, genetic, and behavioral reports around the existence span of rhesus macaques as a species, and as a primate version for people. The e-book grows out of a symposium Wang is organizing for the 78th annual assembly of the yank organization of actual Anthropologists to be held in April 2009. This symposium will spotlight contemporary and ongoing learn in, or regarding, actual anthropology, and demonstrate the varied study possibilities that also exist at this strange rhesus facility. Following an preliminary historic evaluate of CPRC and its study actions, this booklet will emphasize contemporary and present researches on progress, functionality, genetics, pathology, getting older, and behaviour, and the influence of those researches on our knowing of rhesus and human morphology, improvement, genetics, and behaviour. Fourteen researchers will current fresh and present reports on morphology, genetics, and behaviour, with relevance to primate and human development, future health, and evolution. The booklet will contain not just papers awarded within the symposium, but additionally papers from people who couldn't current their paintings on the assembly as a result of boundaries within the greatest quantity (14) of authorised speakers.

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