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Post-Genome Biology of Primates

  • 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

Part of the book series: Primatology Monographs (PrimMono)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    • Yasuhiro Go, Hiroo Imai, Hirohisa Hirai
    Pages 1-6
  3. Post-Genomic Approaches Toward Phenotype

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7
  4. Post-Genomic Approaches toward Phenotype

    1. The Role of Neoteny in Human Evolution: From Genes to the Phenotype

      • Mehmet Somel, Lin Tang, Philipp Khaitovich
      Pages 23-41
    2. Functional Evolution of Primate Odorant Receptors

      • Kaylin A. Adipietro, Hiroaki Matsunami, Hanyi Zhuang
      Pages 63-78
    3. Post-Genome Biology of Primates Focusing on Taste Perception

      • Tohru Sugawara, Hiroo Imai
      Pages 79-91
    4. Polymorphic Color Vision in Primates: Evolutionary Considerations

      • Shoji Kawamura, Chihiro Hiramatsu, Amanda D. Melin, Colleen M. Schaffner, Filippo Aureli, Linda M. Fedigan
      Pages 93-120
  5. Genome Structure and Its Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-121
  6. Genome Structure and its Applications

    1. Human-Specific Changes in Sialic Acid Biology

      • Toshiyuki Hayakawa, Ajit Varki
      Pages 123-148
    2. Duplicated Gene Evolution of the Primate Alcohol Dehydrogenase Family

      • Hiroki Oota, Hiroki Oota, Kenneth K. Kidd
      Pages 149-161
    3. Genome Structure and Primate Evolution

      • Yoko Satta
      Pages 163-173
    4. Application of Phylogenetic Network

      • Takashi Kitano
      Pages 181-190
  7. Chromosome Genomics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 191-191
    2. Chromosomal Evolution of Gibbons (Hylobatidae)

      • Stefan Müller, Johannes Wienberg
      Pages 217-226
  8. Evolution of Humans and Non-Human Primates

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 241-241

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • gene function
  • genome information
  • human evolution
  • molecular primatology
  • sensory biology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan

    Hirohisa Hirai

  • Inuyama, Japan

    Hiroo Imai

  • Kyoto University, Primates Research Institute, Inuyama, Japan

    Yasuhiro Go

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eBook USD 149.00
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  • ISBN: 978-4-431-54011-3
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Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)