Evolutionary and Genetic Biology of Primates V2

Evolutionary and Genetic Biology of Primates V2

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Editor: John Buettner-Janusch
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323155106

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Evolutionary and Genetic Biology of Primates, Volume II presents research on the evolution and genetic biology of the Primates. This book is organized into six chapters that discuss the serum proteins and hemoglobins; virology; and functional and behavior studies of reproductive systems, manipulative abilities, and displays of the Primates. The opening chapter presents the susceptibility of Primates to host range spans of viruses with both broad and narrow spectra, in relation to their taxonomic classification. The following chapter examines the Primates as a model group for the evaluation of the phylogenetic and evolutionary significance of immunochemical information. This book discusses the relationship of protein structure to evolution and of immunochemistry to protein structure, as well as the application of immunochemical methods in the antigenic correspondence among the Primates. This volume also covers the evolution of hemoglobin from one taxonomic level of the Primates to another. A chapter focuses on the reproductive physiology and behavior of the Lemuroidea, including their external genitalia, testis, sperm ducts, and associated glands. The concluding chapters discuss the role and phylogenetic relations of prehensive patterns and grips in the biology of Primates. A discussion on the origin and evolution of the different groups of components of primate displays is included. 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 II


    Contents of Volume I (Chapters 1-7)

    8. Susceptibility of Primates to Viruses in Relation to Taxonomic Classification

    I. Introduction

    II. Viruses That Are Largely Confined to Growth in Primates

    III. Viruses That Readily Infect Both Primates and Certain Nonprimates

    IV. Viruses with Broad Host Ranges

    V. Perspectives


    9. Immunochemical Analysis of Serum Proteins of the Primates: A Study in Molecular Evolution

    I. Introduction

    II. Protein Structure and Evolution

    III. Immunochemistry and Protein Structure

    IV. Antigenic Correspondence and Phylogeny

    V. Evolution of Protein Antigens


    10. Hemoglobins of Primates

    I. Introduction

    II. Materials and Methods

    III. The Differentiation of Hemoglobins by Electrophoresis

    IV. Alkali-Resistant Hemoglobins

    V. Perspectives


    11. Reproductive Physiology and Behavior of the Lemuroidea

    I. The Male Genital System

    II. The Female Genital System

    III. The Sexual Cycles of Female Lemurs

    IV. Reproductive Behavior and Postembryonic Development of Some Madagascar Lemurs

    V. Conclusion


    12. Use of the Hand in Lower Primates

    I. Introduction

    II. Observations

    III. Evolution

    IV. Summary and Conclusions


    13. The Displays of the Primates

    I. Introduction

    II. The Study of Displays

    III. Evolutionary Trends in the Primates

    IV. The Evolution of Mammal Societies

    V. The Origin of the Components of Primate Displays from Other Instinctive Behavior Patterns

    VI. The Transmission of Information by Displays

    VII. The Relation between the Evolution of Displays and the Evolution of Societies in the Primates

    VIII. Systematic Considerations


    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Taxonomic Index

    Errata for Volume I

Product details

  • No. of pages: 342
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323155106

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John Buettner-Janusch

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