Evolutionary and Genetic Biology of Primates V1

Evolutionary and Genetic Biology of Primates V1

1st Edition - January 1, 1963

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  • Editor: John Buettner-Janusch
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323155090

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 342
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323155090

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John Buettner-Janusch

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