Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Bones, Genetics, and Behavior of Rhesus Macaques

Macaca Mulatta of Cayo Santiago and Beyond

Editors: Wang, Qian (Ed.)

  • The book grows out of a symposium Wang is organizing for the 78th annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists to be held in April 2009
  • Emphasizes recent and current researches on growth, function, genetics, pathology, aging, and behavior
  • Emphasizes the impact of these researches on our understanding of rhesus and human morphology, development, genetics, and behavior
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Foreword by Phillip V. Tobias

The introduction of rhesus macaques to Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico in 1938, and the subsequent development of the CPRC for biomedical research, continues its long history of stimulating studies in physical anthropology. The CPRC monkey colonies, and the precise demographic data on the derived skeletal collection in the Center’s Laboratory of Primate Morphology and Genetics (LPMG), provide rare opportunities for morphological, developmental, functional, genetic, and behavioral studies across the life span of rhesus macaques as a species, and as a primate model for humans. The book grows out of a symposium Wang is organizing for the 78th annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists to be held in April 2009. This symposium will highlight recent and ongoing research in, or related to, physical anthropology, and reveal the numerous research opportunities that still exist at this unusual rhesus facility. Following an initial historical review of CPRC and its research activities, this book will emphasize recent and current researches on growth, function, genetics, pathology, aging, and behavior, and the impact of these researches on our understanding of rhesus and human morphology, development, genetics, and behavior. Fourteen researchers will present recent and current studies on morphology, genetics, and behavior, with relevance to primate and human growth, health, and evolution. The book will include not only papers presented in the symposium, but also papers from individuals who could not present their work at the meeting due to limitations in the maximum number (14) of permitted speakers.

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“After the introductory chapter providing a history of Cayo Santiago and the CPRC, the 12 research articles in this volume address important anthropological, psychological, biological, clinical, and evolutionary questions, and clearly demonstrate the successful integration of diverse fields, including genetics, morphology, physiology, and behavior using a single animal model. … this new collection of papers continues to demonstrate the important value of the CPRC and how its resources can be used to better understand human and nonhuman primate biology.” (Biren A. Patel, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 88 (2), June, 2013)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Physical Anthropology at the Caribbean Primate Research Center: Past, Present, and Future

    Dunbar, Donald C.

    Pages 1-35

  • Comparative Quantitative Genetic Analysis of Cranial Capacity and Craniofacial Morphology in Two Closely Related Primate Species

    Joganic, Jessica L. (et al.)

    Pages 37-59

  • Developmental Origins of and Covariation Between Metric and Nonmetric Cranial Traits

    Willmore, Katherine E. (et al.)

    Pages 61-84

  • Fragile Spines on Cayo Santiago: Bone Mineral Density, Trabecular Morphology, and the Potential for Exploring the Genetics of Osteoporosis in Rhesus Monkeys

    Turnquist, Jean E. (et al.)

    Pages 85-116

  • Genetic and Social Group Influences on Postcranial Morphology in Rhesus Macaques of Cayo Santiago

    Kohn, Luci Ann P. (et al.)

    Pages 117-129

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bones, Genetics, and Behavior of Rhesus Macaques
Book Subtitle
Macaca Mulatta of Cayo Santiago and Beyond
Editors
  • Qian Wang
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1046-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1046-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1045-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8533-0
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 310
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