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Long-term effect of a simple nest-box on the reproductive efficiency and other life traits of an Aotus lemurinus lemurinus monkey colony: an animal model for malaria research.
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PMID:  21781134     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Background  The long-term effect of a PVC pipe nest-box on the reproductive efficiency and other life traits of an Aotus monkey-breeding colony have not been characterized. Methods and Results  We analyzed laboratory records of the Gorgas Memorial Institute (GMI) Aotus monkey colony in Panama for the period 1999-2010 and found a 273% increase in the annual mean life births in the following 7 years after the introduction of a PVC pipe nest-box in 2002, as well as increases in the mean body mass and survival of laboratory-bred monkeys. Other life traits such as inter-birth interval, parity, birth sex distribution, mortality, and longevity were also determined. Conclusions  The use of a PVC pipe nest-box significantly improved the reproductive efficiency and other life traits of the GMI Aotus breeding colony.
Authors:
Nicanor Obaldia Iii; William Otero; Camilo Marin; Jorge Aparicio; Gloria Cisneros
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical primatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0684     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320626     Medline TA:  J Med Primatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Instituto Commemorativo Gorgas De Estudios de la Salud.
Affiliation:
Antimalarial Drug and Vaccine Evaluation Center, Tropical Medicine Research, Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas de Estudios de la Salud, Panama City, Panama.
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