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High impact information on Tarsiidae

  • As a consequence of this scaling law, the human, for example, uses four times as many V1 neurons per LGN neuron (356) to process visual information as does a tarsier (87) [1].
  • Tarsius delta- and beta-globin genes: conversions, evolution, and systematic implications [2].
  • In the present study, delta- and beta- globin genes from a lower primate Tarsius syrichta, and the delta-globin gene of the Asian great ape, Pongo pygmaeus, have been isolated and sequenced [2].
  • For example, tarsiers are the only extant primates without deciduous incisors, and MSX1 is expressed exclusively in the incisor regions during the earliest stages of dental development [3].
  • We have sequenced the cytochrome b gene of Horsfield's tarsier, Tarsius bancanus, to complete a data set of sequences for this gene from representatives of each primate infraorder [4].

Biological context of Tarsiidae


Associations of Tarsiidae with chemical compounds

  • Liver and kidney samples of 15 prosimian taxa, including Tarsius bancanus, were quantitatively tested for the enzyme L-gulono-1,4-lactone oxidase [6].

Gene context of Tarsiidae


  1. An evolutionary scaling law for the primate visual system and its basis in cortical function. Stevens, C.F. Nature (2001) [Pubmed]
  2. Tarsius delta- and beta-globin genes: conversions, evolution, and systematic implications. Koop, B.F., Siemieniak, D., Slightom, J.L., Goodman, M., Dunbar, J., Wright, P.C., Simons, E.L. J. Biol. Chem. (1989) [Pubmed]
  3. Molecular evolution of the primate developmental genes MSX1 and PAX9. Perry, G.H., Verrelli, B.C., Stone, A.C. Mol. Biol. Evol. (2006) [Pubmed]
  4. Accelerated evolution of cytochrome b in simian primates: adaptive evolution in concert with other mitochondrial proteins? Andrews, T.D., Jermiin, L.S., Easteal, S. J. Mol. Evol. (1998) [Pubmed]
  5. The gamma-globin genes and their flanking sequences in primates: findings with nucleotide sequences of capuchin monkey and tarsier. Hayasaka, K., Skinner, C.G., Goodman, M., Slightom, J.L. Genomics (1993) [Pubmed]
  6. Vitamin C biosynthesis in prosimians: evidence for the anthropoid affinity of Tarsius. Pollock, J.I., Mullin, R.J. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. (1987) [Pubmed]
  7. A reassessment of mammalian alpha A-crystallin sequences using DNA sequencing: implications for anthropoid affinities of tarsier. Jaworski, C.J. J. Mol. Evol. (1995) [Pubmed]
  8. Nocturnal tarsier retina has both short and long/medium-wavelength cones in an unusual topography. Hendrickson, A., Djajadi, H.R., Nakamura, L., Possin, D.E., Sajuthi, D. J. Comp. Neurol. (2000) [Pubmed]
  9. Expression of neuron-specific markers by the vomeronasal neuroepithelium in six species of primates. Dennis, J.C., Smith, T.D., Bhatnagar, K.P., Bonar, C.J., Burrows, A.M., Morrison, E.E. The anatomical record. Part A, Discoveries in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology. (2004) [Pubmed]
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