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Post-Genome Biology of Primates

Hirai, Hirohisa, Imai, Hiroo, Go, Yasuhiro (Eds.)

2012, XII, 288 p.

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  • Reports of experimental and informative trials bring great insights into the functional diversity of primates
  • Contents provide future directions for molecular primatology
  • A cutting-edge conception of genome information in primatology

In 2001, first reports of the human draft genome were published. Since then, genomes of many other organisms have been sequenced, including several primate species: the chimpanzee, rhesus macaque, gorilla, orangutan, gibbon, baboon, marmoset, tarsier, galago, lemur, and more recently Neanderthals. In a new era of "post-genome biology", scientists now have the vast amount of information revealed by genome research to confront one of the most challenging, fundamental questions in primatology and anthropology: What makes us human? This volume comprises a collection of articles on a variety of topics relevant to primate genomes, including evolution, human origins, genome structure, chromosome genomics, and bioinformatics. The book covers the cutting-edge research in molecular primatology and provides great insights into the functional diversity of primates. This valuable collection will benefit researchers and students, including primatologists, anthropologists, molecular biologists, evolutionary biologists, and animal behaviorists.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » gene function - genome information - human evolution - molecular primatology - sensory biology

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Anthropology & Archaeology - Behavioral Sciences - Evolutionary & Developmental Biology

Table of contents 

Preface

Ajit Varki

 

1. "Introduction"

Yasuhiro Go, Hiroo Imai, and Hirohisa Hirai

 

I. Post-Genomic Approaches toward Phenotype

2. Naoki Osada

“An overview of transcriptome studies in nonhuman primates”

3. Mehmet Somel, Lin Tang, and Philipp Khaitovich

“The role of neoteny in human evolution: from genes to the phenotype”

4. Yoshihito Niimura

“Evolution of chemosensory receptor genes in primates and other mammals”

5. Kaylin A. Adipietro, Hiroaki Matsunami, and Hanyi Zhuang

“Functional evolution of primate odorant receptors”

6. Tohru Sugawara and Hiroo Imai

“Post genome biology of primates focusing on taste perception”

7. Shoji Kawamura, Chihiro Hiramatsu, Amanda D. Melin, Linda M. Fedigan, Filippo Aureli, and Colleen M. Schaffner

“Polymorphic color vision in primates: evolutionary considerations”

 

II. Genome Structure and its Applications

8. Toshiyuki Hayakawa and Ajit Varki

“Human-specific changes in sialic acid biology”

9. Hiroki Oota and Kenneth K. Kidd

“Duplicated gene evolution of the primate alcohol dehydrogenase family”

10. Yoko Satta

“Genome structure and primate evolution”

11. Akihiko Koga

“Contribution of DNA-based transposable elements to genome evolution: inferences drawn from behavior of an element found in fish”

12. Takashi Kitano

 “Application of phylogenetic network”

 

III. Chromosome Genomics

13. Roscoe Stanyon, Nicoletta Archidiacono, and Mariano Rocchi

“Comparative primate molecular cytogenetics: revealing ancestral genomes, marker order and evolutionary new centromeres”

14. Stefan Mueller and Johannes Wienberg

“Chromosomal evolution of gibbons (Hylobatidae)”

15. Hirohisa Hirai

“Evolution and biological meaning of genomic wastelands (RCRO): proposal of hypothesis”

 

IV. Evolution of humans and Non-human Primates

16. Atsushi Matsui and Masami Hasegawa

“Molecular phylogeny and evolution in primates”

17. Masanaru Takai

“Origins and evolution of early primates”

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