The mammalian order Primates is divided into two suborders: Prosimii, which includes tree shrews, lemurs, and bush babies, and Anthropoidea, which has three superfamilies: (1) New World monkeys and marmosets, (2) Old World monkeys and baboons, and (3) apes, orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and man. Phylogenetically, man is moderately close to baboons and rhesus monkeys, but still closer to chimpanzees. These primates have been favorite models for investigators. Baboons have served in important studies of induced thrombosis and its treatment (Harker and Hanson, 1979). Very recently, baboons have been the source of livers for baboon-to-human liver xenografts (Starzl et al., 1993). Previously published data (Lewis, 1977) concerning rhesus monkeys are reprinted here with the kind permission of the editor of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology.


Rhesus Monkey Nonhuman Primate World Monkey Monkey Plasma Euglobulin Lysis Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jessica H. Lewis
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  1. 1.University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Central Blood BankPittsburghUSA

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