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The vitreous body of the baby owl monkey (Aotus trivirgatus) exists as a highly elastic gel composed of a collagen-like network. The owl monkey vitreous liquefies completely within the first 2 years of the Aotus life, corresponding to a human age of 8-10 years. Thus, Aotus provides the only known primate model for the rapid and complete liquefaction of the(More)
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