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Reproductive Biology of Baboons

  • Erika K. Honoré
  • Suzette D. Tardif
Part of the Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects book series (DIPR)

Reproduction in baboons has been well studied in both wild and captive populations. Much information is available regarding life history, social behavior, anatomy, and reproductive physiology of male and female baboons. The greatest utilization of the baboon as a biomedical model for human reproduction has involved captive females, generally colony-reared, in the study of pregnancy. However, it has been argued that the free-ranging baboon represents a unique model for studies of the effects of environmental and social factors on human reproductive success (Wasser et al., 1998).

Keywords

Luteinizing Hormone Menstrual Cycle Follicular Phase Tunica Albuginea Reproductive Physiology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erika K. Honoré
    • 1
  • Suzette D. Tardif
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Southwest National Primate Research Center, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical ResearchSan Antonio
  2. 2.Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, University of Texas Health Science CenterSan Antonio

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