marmoset


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marmoset

A New World monkey of South and Central America. With a lifespan of 5 to 7 years and a maximum lifespan of 16½ years, marmosets are the shortest-lived anthropoid primates. They display age-related pathologies that mirror those of humans, such as cancer, amyloidosis, diabetes and chronic renal disease, and have predictable age-related differences in lean mass, calf circumference, albumin, haemoglobin and hematocrit. Features of spontaneous sensory and neurodegenerative change (e.g., reduced neurogenesis, beta-amyloid deposition in the cerebral cortex, loss of calbindin D28k binding and presbycusis) appear between age 7 and 10.

marmoset

a small (1 to 2 ft), yellow-green monkey; they are fruit-eaters, arboreal and diurnal. Called also Callithrix spp., Leontideus spp., Saguinus spp.

common marmoset
South American monkey 9 inches long, soft fur, bushy tail, hair black at base, yellow in the middle, white at the tip. Called also Callithrix jacchus.
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The male marmoset is the main carer for the young, carrying it on his back, and only hands the baby back to the female for feeding.
A video of the marmosets is available on the college website.
On the other hand, the pygmy marmoset, also known as dwarf monkey, is a new world monkey native to the rainforest canopies of western Brazil, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru and northern Bolivia.
Finally, because only limited studies with human fetal testes in vitro are possible, we also evaluated whether MBP treatment of the neonatal marmoset was able to affect Leydig cell function during the neonatal testosterone rise.
The Marmoset Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates is the most comprehensive atlas of the brain of this animal available.
Asif Ghazanfar of Princeton University, said that they were surprised by how reliably the marmoset monkeys exchanged their vocalizations in a cooperative manner, particularly since in most cases they were doing so with individuals that they were not pair-bonded with.
In other serious cases in the North East revealed by the RSPCA, a marmoset monkey was kept in a parrot cage in Gateshead, and two teenagers from Ashington were given custodial sentences after footage of dogs attacking deer and foxes was discovered on a mobile phone.
In this report, the infection is thought to have been related to the proximity between local human residents and wildlife; the disease also reportedly developed with substantial illness and death in the marmoset population (6).
Marcel the marmoset demonstrates small monkeys can be as clever as the larger apes, and baby woolly monkey Diego is allowed to join the adults.
The number of marmoset and macaque monkeys given nerve agents at the chemical weapons plant at Porton Down, Wilts, to test new vaccines went up from 55 in 2008 to 149 last year.
EIGHT MARMOSET monkeys, which were stolen from the Alipore Zoological Gardens in Kolkata, were recovered from Chhattisgarh on Friday.
Tests so far have been carried out on musk shrews and marmoset monkeys.