Eva C Garrett

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Although all platyrrhine primates possess a vomeronasal organ (VNO), few species have been studied in detail. Here, we revisit the microanatomy of the VNO and related features in serially sectioned samples from 41 platyrrhine cadavers (14 species) of mixed age. Procedures to identify terminally differentiated vomeronasal sensory neurons (VSNs) via(More)
Mammalian olfaction comprises two chemosensory systems: the odorant-detecting main olfactory system (MOS) and the pheromone-detecting vomeronasal system (VNS). Mammals are diverse in their anatomical and genomic emphases on olfactory chemosensation, including the loss or reduction of these systems in some orders. Despite qualitative evidence linking the(More)
This study investigates the vomeronasal organ in extant nocturnal strepsirhines as a model for ancestral primates. Cadaveric samples from 10 strepsirhine species, ranging from fetal to adult ages, were studied histologically. Dimensions of structures in the vomeronasal complex, such as the vomeronasal neuroepithelium (VNNE) and vomeronasal cartilage (VNC)(More)
Knowledge of the vomeronasal neuroepithelium (VNNE) microanatomy is disproportionately based on rodents. To broaden our knowledge, we examined olfactory marker protein (OMP) expression in a sample of twenty-three non-human primates. The density of OMP (+) vomeronasal sensory neurons (VSNs) in the VNNE was measured. Here we compared OMP (+) VSN density in(More)
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