A comparative study of the skeletal and muscular development of the squirrel monkey and how it relates to the locomotor patterns between the infant and the adult

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Title:
A comparative study of the skeletal and muscular development of the squirrel monkey and how it relates to the locomotor patterns between the infant and the adult
Author:
Johnson, Virginia Sue
Issue Date:
1998
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The composition of the body in relation to the distribution of skin, muscle, bone and other tissues is directly related to the activities the individual is capable of performing throughout its life stages. The infant squirrel monkey is born with 20.658 TBW devoted to muscle, 24.65% TBW in bone, 24.15% TBW in skin, and 24.7% TBW in other supporting tissues. The adult squirrel monkey tissue distribution changes to 41.0% TBW in muscle, 17.2% TBW in bone, 17.5% TBW in skin, and 24.6% TBW in other supporting tissues. Consistently the adult demonstrates a tissue distribution and size that is compatible to living in the trees, moving through areas to forage, and the ability to escape predators that enter their preferred habitat. The infant demonstrates a body composition and size consistent with limited mobility and dependence on its mother for nutrients. The trend in the change of tissue distribution through growth and maturation from infant to adult is demonstrated and explained in relation to activities at the various life stages of the squirrel monkey.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Anatomy.; Biology, Zoology.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Biochemistry
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Morbeck, Mary Ellen

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA comparative study of the skeletal and muscular development of the squirrel monkey and how it relates to the locomotor patterns between the infant and the adulten_US
dc.creatorJohnson, Virginia Sueen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Virginia Sueen_US
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe composition of the body in relation to the distribution of skin, muscle, bone and other tissues is directly related to the activities the individual is capable of performing throughout its life stages. The infant squirrel monkey is born with 20.658 TBW devoted to muscle, 24.65% TBW in bone, 24.15% TBW in skin, and 24.7% TBW in other supporting tissues. The adult squirrel monkey tissue distribution changes to 41.0% TBW in muscle, 17.2% TBW in bone, 17.5% TBW in skin, and 24.6% TBW in other supporting tissues. Consistently the adult demonstrates a tissue distribution and size that is compatible to living in the trees, moving through areas to forage, and the ability to escape predators that enter their preferred habitat. The infant demonstrates a body composition and size consistent with limited mobility and dependence on its mother for nutrients. The trend in the change of tissue distribution through growth and maturation from infant to adult is demonstrated and explained in relation to activities at the various life stages of the squirrel monkey.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Anatomy.en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Zoology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBiochemistryen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMorbeck, Mary Ellenen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1389293en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b38555244en_US
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