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Titolo:
Reappraisal of the vomeronasal system of catarrhine primates: Ontogeny, morphology, functionality, and persisting questions
Autore:
Smith, TD; Siegel, MI; Bhatnagar, KP;
Indirizzi:
Slippery Rock Univ, Sch Phys Therapy, Slippery Rock, PA 16057 USA SlipperyRock Univ Slippery Rock PA USA 16057 Slippery Rock, PA 16057 USA Univ Pittsburgh, Dept Anthropol, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA Univ PittsburghPittsburgh PA USA 15260 thropol, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA Univ Pittsburgh, Dept Orthodont, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA Univ PittsburghPittsburgh PA USA 15260 thodont, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA Univ Louisville, Dept Anat Sci & Neurobiol, Louisville, KY 40292 USA Univ Louisville Louisville KY USA 40292 urobiol, Louisville, KY 40292 USA Carnegie Museum Nat Hist, Pittsburgh, PA USA Carnegie Museum Nat Hist Pittsburgh PA USA Nat Hist, Pittsburgh, PA USA
Titolo Testata:
ANATOMICAL RECORD
fascicolo: 4, volume: 265, anno: 2001,
pagine: 176 - 192
SICI:
0003-276X(20010815)265:4<176:ROTVSO>2.0.ZU;2-G
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ADULT HUMANS; PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT; CALLITHRIX-JACCHUS; NASOPALATINE DUCTS; JACOBSONS ORGAN; OLFACTORY-BULB; FINE-STRUCTURE; VNO; LOCATION; FEMALE;
Keywords:
vomeronasal organ; VNO; chimpanzee; human; catarrhine primates; New World primates; bats; comparative anatomy; chemosensation; pheromone; vomeropherin;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
84
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Smith, TD Slippery Rock Univ, Sch Phys Therapy, Slippery Rock, PA 16057 USA Slippery Rock Univ Slippery Rock PA USA 16057 ock, PA 16057 USA
Citazione:
T.D. Smith et al., "Reappraisal of the vomeronasal system of catarrhine primates: Ontogeny, morphology, functionality, and persisting questions", ANAT REC, 265(4), 2001, pp. 176-192

Abstract

The vomeronasal organ (VNO) is a chemosensory organ that functions in sociosexual communication in many vertebrates. In strepsirhine primates and NewWorld monkeys, the bilateral VNOs are traditionally understood to exist asa well-developed chemosensory epithelial unit. In contrast, the VNOs of catarrhine primates are thought to be absent or exist only as reduced epithelial tubes of uncertain function. However, the VNO of New World monkeys shows substantial variation in the extent of sensory epithelium. Recent findings that the chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) possesses a VNO similar to humans suggest the variability of the VNO among haplorhine primates may be more extensive than previously thought, and perhaps more at par with that observed in chiropterans. The atypical histologic structure and location of the human/chimpanzee VNO suggest accessory glandular secretion and transport functions. Other catarrhine primates (e.g., Macaca spp.), may truly be characterized by VNO absence. Unique aspects of facial growth and development in catarrhine primates may influence the position or even presence of the VNO in adults. These recent findings demonstrate that previous investigations on some catarrhine primates may have missed the VNO and underestimated the extent of variability. As an understanding of this variation increases, our viewof VNO functionality and associated terminology is changing. Further investigations are needed to consider phylogenetic implications of VNO variability and the association of craniofacial form and VNO anatomic position in primates. Anat Rec (New Anat) 265:176-192, 2001. (C) 2001 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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