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Title:Hormones and Body Size *Evolution in Old World Monkeys
Author(s):Bernstein, Robin Miriam
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Leigh, Steven R.
Department / Program:Anthropology
Discipline:Anthropology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Biology, Zoology
Abstract:This research shows that similar adult body size can be attained despite differences in levels of growth regulatory hormones during development. Results also demonstrate that absolute hormone levels during growth do not necessarily relate to adult size, contrary to the findings of previous research utilizing single species. The utility of the alternate model of the hormonal regulation of growth is confirmed by the finding of differential integration of steroid and somatomedin hormones with somatic growth. Finally, it is suggested that life history patterns of papionins are important for understanding why variation in patterns of growth regulatory hormones exists.
Issue Date:2004
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:402 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85260
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3153247
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2004


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