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see monkeymonkey,
any of a large and varied group of mammals of the primate order. The term monkey includes all primates that do not belong to the categories human, ape, or prosimian; however, monkeys do have certain common features.
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According to the Oxford Journal article titled Systems Biology of Vervet Monkey, the primates have been found to have human-like characteristics such as anxiety, hypertension and alcoholism.
The study was undertaken to investigate the structure of the Leydig cells of the vervet monkey, Chlorocebus aethiops, using both light and electron microscopic techniques and to elucidate the association of these cells with other testicular cells.
Reinfection of vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops) with Borrelia hermsii.
Vicky Khalil, an employee at Animal House Hospital, a veterinary clinic in Zalka, says the hospital regularly receives young chimpanzees and vervet monkeys, but refuses to treat them.
The official said Vervet monkeys use different sounds to warn of different types of predators.
It is believed he had been living with vervet monkeys for three years after his parents were killed in the civil war.
Through innovative research begun in the 1960s by researcher and conservationist Tom Struhsaker, and through numerous subsequent studies by University of Pennsylvania primate biologist Dorothy Cheney and her Penn colleague and husband, psychologist Robert Seyfarth, our understanding about how vervet monkeys communicate information about predators has been revolutionized.
Vervet monkeys -- small African monkeys -- will, if they're not careful, find themselves being caught and feasted on by any of several predators, including baboons, leopards and eagles.
A host of flora and fauna can be found nearby - parrots and hornbills residing in the trees and vervet monkeys swinging from the canopy.
In vervet monkeys, subordinate females can acquire leadership simply by living long enough to have more offspring, not only because such females have a small army of defenders, but also because it seems to be understood among vervets that a mother who has a large number of surviving young must be doing something right.
Jentsch uses vervet monkeys in his work on schizophrenia and drug addiction; he gives methamphetamine to monkeys in an effort to understand and treat addiction.
Dietary tryptophan was manipulated in social groups of vervet monkeys by providing them with amino acid mixtures that were tryptophan-free, nutritionally balanced, or excessively high in tryptophan.