Flashcards in Non Human Primates Deck (31):
Examples of prosimians.
Tree shrews, squirrel like
Five taxonomic families of anthropoideas?
The new world, old world primates, lesser apes, great apes, humans
Closest to us related genetically?
Examples of hominoids?
What is different between old world and new world primates?
New world CAN grasp with their tail, nasal holes open down word, they have no cheek pouches, rounded skulls, 36 instead of 32 teeth, old world has keritamized butt pads,
What percent of animals used in research are non human primates?
Why do we not use more non human primates?
High cost and hard to house, PETA pickets due to genetic similarities to humans
What are non human primates mostly used for?
Last stage testing before humans use the product
Interagency primate steering company
What other things are primates used for in research?
HIV/AIDS, Viral hepatitis, male patterned baldness, diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis
What do NHPs imported need to be tested for?
What is the only NHP that does not have visible genitals?
What is the bright colored skin called of a female when she is in estrus?
What category of NHP do not have sex skin?
New world primates
How long is gestation period?
164-over 200 days
What does it mean when a female has bore more than one child?
What form are NHPs young born as?
Common behavior of NHPs?
Grooming (each other), foraging for food, gestures, vocalization, facial expressions
What do NHPs eat?
Eat plant material, fruits, leaves, insects, cannibalistic
What vitamin do primates need to be supplemented?
How much stronger are primates?
4 to 10x stronger
Examples of parasitic disease they can transmit?
Most common respiratory disease?
Where is TB most commonly found?
Old world primates
Most common way to test for TB?
Who is at the highest risk for TB?
Foreign borne persons, health care workers, close proximity with TB suspects
How many hepatitis viruses can be spread to humans?
Caused by paramyxovirus causing facial discharge and rashes?
Caused by filovirus infecting macaques with a 100% mortality rate?
Simian hemorrhagic fever