Post-Genome Biology of Primates

  • Hirohisa Hirai
  • Hiroo Imai
  • Yasuhiro Go

Part of the Primatology Monographs book series (PrimMono)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Yasuhiro Go, Hiroo Imai, Hirohisa Hirai
    Pages 1-6
  3. Post-Genomic Approaches Toward Phenotype

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Mehmet Somel, Lin Tang, Philipp Khaitovich
      Pages 23-41
    3. Kaylin A. Adipietro, Hiroaki Matsunami, Hanyi Zhuang
      Pages 63-78
    4. Tohru Sugawara, Hiroo Imai
      Pages 79-91
    5. Shoji Kawamura, Chihiro Hiramatsu, Amanda D. Melin, Colleen M. Schaffner, Filippo Aureli, Linda M. Fedigan
      Pages 93-120
  4. Genome Structure and Its Applications

  5. Chromosome Genomics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Stefan Müller, Johannes Wienberg
      Pages 217-226
  6. Evolution of Humans and Non-Human Primates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Atsushi Matsui, Masami Hasegawa
      Pages 243-267
    3. Masanaru Takai
      Pages 269-280
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 281-286

About this book


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.


gene function genome information human evolution molecular primatology sensory biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Hirohisa Hirai
    • 1
  • Hiroo Imai
    • 2
  • Yasuhiro Go
    • 3
  1. 1.Primate Research InstituteKyoto UniversityInuyama, AichiJapan
  2. 2.InuyamaJapan
  3. 3.Kyoto UniversityPrimates Research InstituteInuyamaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54010-6
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54011-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5967
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5975
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