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I.1.5 Primate Behaviour;

A large part of primate behaviour is learned rather than innate. Behavior is extremely complex, especially in mammals. Despite the diversity in behavioral patterns of primates primatologists like Jane Goodall (Chimapnzee), Dolhinow (Langur), George Schaller (Mountain Gorilla), C.R.Carpenter(Gibbon and Howler monkey) identified the following primate behaviours: Group Living: Most non-human primates live in social groups, for […]

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I.1.7 Gene

A gene is the basic physical and functional unit of heredity. Genes are made up of DNA. Some genes act as instructions to make molecules called proteins. However, many genes do not code for proteins. In humans, genes vary in size from a few hundred DNA bases to more than 2 million bases. A gene is a nested […]

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I.1.5 Primate Adaptations: (Arboreal and Terrestrial)

Primate Adaptations: Habitats Most are found in tropical or semitropical areas of the New and Old Worlds. Most are arboreal, living in forest or woodland habitats. Some Old World Monkeys have adapted to life on the ground. Gorillas and chimpanzees spend considerable time on the ground. Diet and Teeth Primates are generally omnivorous. Most eat […]

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I.1.5 Evolutionary Trend

Defining primates like other taxonomical groups on the basis of morphological or anatomical characteristics is extremely difficult as Primates lack distinguishing bodily specializations like other mammalian groups Primates exhibit amazing variety of forms and grades of organization – Size, Habitat, Behavior etc.. Though there are ten trends, there are related to three principle areas… Limbs […]

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I.9.3 Hardy- Weinberg law

Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection requires heritable variation for selection to work on. Heritability centered on the idea of “blending inheritance”—the hypothesis that the offspring receive some average mix of the parental characters. If this were true, each generation would be more average than the last and variation would steadily decline. To make […]

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