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Macaca

(mă-kah'kă),
A large genus of Old World monkeys (family Cercopithecidae) that includes the macaque and rhesus monkeys, and the Barbary apes. Macaca mulatta, the rhesus monkey, is used as a research animal.
[Pg. macaco, monkey]

macaque

(mə-kăk′, -käk′)
n.
Any of a diverse group of monkeys of the genus Macaca of Asia, Gibraltar, and northern Africa, and including the Barbary ape and the rhesus monkey.
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Macaques are considered as a good model used to study the postcranial skeleton in aging humans because they age at a rate of approximately 2.5-3.5 times that of humans (Tigges et al., 1988; Duncan et al., 2011).
Returning macaques rescued from illegal trade to the wild through rehabilitation and release programmes has multiple benefits of freeing space in sanctuaries to allow continued confiscations from illegal trade, improving individual welfare, minimising captive care costs, and reinforcing wild populations.
Although adult males of long-tailed macaque do not auto groom themselves frequently in the wild (Brent and Veira, 2002; Md-Zain et al., 2010), other lower age-class individuals often allogroom individuals of higher age-class due to the hierarchical factor.
A group of friends were on their way to a mountain hike Thursday morning when they spotted about 20 Taiwanese macaques at the Renshan Botanical Garden, the Central News Agency reported.
Our results indicate that wild long-tailed macaques in Peninsular Malaysia are exposed to Zika virus but at low levels, without evidence of viremia.
I opted not to interact with the macaques, opting not to buy bananas from the vendors.
(78) Macaque behavior can be shaped by both a stable social hierarchy and a momentary social context, or 'social state'.
Now, the research team has performed the same technique in pigtail macaques infected with simian/human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) and receiving antiretroviral therapy, making them analogous to HIV-infected people undergoing treatment to keep their HIV levels low.
Herpes B virus, also known as the monkey B virus, is commonly found among macaque monkeys, including rhesus macaques, pig-tailed macaques, and cynomolgus monkeys.
In many ways, BV is the macaque equivalent of human HSV: BV and its macaque hosts have coevolved, resulting in an exquisitely fine-tuned interaction with one another that results in perpetuation of the virus within the host's nervous system with minimal adverse effects on the host but also with occasional shedding of infectious virus that can be transmitted to a naive host, thereby ensuring perpetuation of the virus.
PEOPLE all over the world were intrigued by the "monkey selfie" photos taken by a wild macaque who picked up an unattended camera in the Indonesian jungle - including renowned wildlife photographer Andy Parkinson.