, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 96-98

Physical growth and brain development of captive-bred male and female squirrel monkeys,Saimiri sciureus

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Summary

The physical growth and brain development of the captive bred male and female squirrel monkeys have shown that the male grows at a significantly faster rate with respect to these parameters in the postnatal life, starting from preweaning stage as compared to the female infant. During the prenatal life the male and the female fetuses grow at similar rates and show comparable brain development as indicated by its weight.

Acknowledgments. This work was supported by USPHS Grants RR-00165 and HD-06087 from National Institutes of Health. The technical assistance of Mrs Judie Wells is greatly appreciated.