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rhesus monkey

n.
A brown to grayish monkey (Macaca mulatta) found from Pakistan to eastern China and used extensively in biological and medical research.

rhesus monkey

a gray, longhaired monkey with red ischial callosities. They are very agile, strong and curious. They learn easily and are used extensively in research work. Called also Macaca mulatta.
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Without management action, the presence and continued expansion of non-native rhesus macaques in Florida can result in serious human health and safety risks including human injury and transmission of disease," Thomas Eason, assistant executive director, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said in a statement, (http://www.
Human provisioning and feeding of rhesus macaques by people for religious sentiments have habituated these animals.
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Researchers at the Oregon National Primate Research Center created two colonies of embryonic stem cells from embryos cloned from the DNA of an adult male rhesus macaque monkey.
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