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Evolutionary and Genetic Biology of Primates V1 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123955616, 9780323155090

Evolutionary and Genetic Biology of Primates V1

1st Edition

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Editor: John Buettner-Janusch
eBook ISBN: 9780323155090
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 342
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Evolutionary and Genetic Biology of Primates, Volume I presents research on the evolution and genetic biology of the Primates. This volume comprises seven chapters that tackle the problem of primate classification, anatomy, and genetics.
The first chapter deals with an eventual serious reorganization of the classification of the Primates, followed by a discussion on a critical reappraisal of tertiary primates from different periods, such as Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, and Pliocene. The subsequent chapter examines the phylogenetic implications of neural structures in both morphological and physiological terms. The book also presents comparative studies on the differences between skin of primates and that of man; the sweat glands of the Lorisidae; and the nerve endings in the skin of primates. Lastly, methods for primate chromosomes and their evolution are described. This book is an invaluable source for physical anthropologists and researchers, histologists, anatomists, neurologists, geneticists, cytologists, and other specialists.

Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume I


Contents of Volume II

1. An Introduction to the Primates

I. Introduction

II. Prosimii

III. Anthropoidea

IV. The Classification of the Primates


2. A Critical Reappraisal of Tertiary Primates

I. Introduction

II. Paleocene Primates

III. Eocene Primates

IV. Oligocene Primates

V. Miocene Primates

VI. Pliocene Primates


3. The Primate Nervous System: Functional and Structural Aspects in Phylogeny

I. Introduction

II. The Nervous System and the Forelimbs

III. The Primate Visual System


4. New Approaches to the Study of the Skin of Primates

I. Introduction

II. The Epidermis

III. The Dermis

IV. The Pilosebaceous Complexes

V. The Sweat Glands


5. The Sweat Glands of the Lorisidae

I. Materials and Methods

II. The Apocrine Sweat Glands of the General Body Skin

III. Specialized Sudoriparous Glands

IV. Conclusions


6· Nerve Endings in the Skin of Primates

I. Nerve Endings in Man

II. Nerve Endings in Other Primates

III. The Vater-Pacini Corpuscle

IV. End Organs in Other Animals

V. Comment


7. The Chromosomes of Primates

I. Introduction

II. Methods for Primate Chromosomes

III. Primate Chromosomes

IV. Primate Chromosome Evolution


Author Index

Subject Index

Taxonomic Index


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