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Post-Genome Biology of Primates

Edited By: Hirohisa Hirai, Hiroo Imai and Yasuhiro Go
285 pages, 5 colour & 63 black & white illustrations
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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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.



1. Introduction

I. Post-Genomic Approaches toward Phenotype
2. An overview of transcriptome studies in nonhuman primates
3. The role of neoteny in human evolution: from genes to the phenotype
4. Evolution of chemosensory receptor genes in primates and other mammals
5. Functional evolution of primate odorant receptors
6. Post genome biology of primates focusing on taste perception
7. Polymorphic color vision in primates: evolutionary considerations

II. Genome Structure and its Applications
8. Human-specific changes in sialic acid biology
9. Duplicated gene evolution of the primate alcohol dehydrogenase family
10. Genome structure and primate evolution
11. Contribution of DNA-based transposable elements to genome evolution: inferences drawn from behavior of an element found in fish
12. Application of phylogenetic network

III. Chromosome Genomics
13. Comparative primate molecular cytogenetics: revealing ancestral genomes, marker order and evolutionary new centromeres
14. Chromosomal evolution of gibbons (Hylobatidae)
15. Evolution and biological meaning of genomic wastelands (RCRO): proposal of hypothesis

IV. Evolution of humans and Non-human Primates
16. Molecular phylogeny and evolution in primates
17. Origins and evolution of early primates

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Edited By: Hirohisa Hirai, Hiroo Imai and Yasuhiro Go
285 pages, 5 colour & 63 black & white illustrations
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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