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Nonhuman primates are potentially good sentinels of environmental toxicants because they share a similar physiology and life history with humans. In this report we present the results of an analysis of lead concentrations in hair from long-tailed macaques in Singapore. We hypothesized that because Singapore is highly urbanized, its macaque population may be(More)
BACKGROUND Recent findings of Plasmodium in African apes have changed our perspectives on the evolution of malarial parasites in hominids. However, phylogenetic analyses of primate malarias are still missing information from Southeast Asian apes. In this study, we report molecular data for a malaria parasite lineage found in orangutans. (More)
Data are lacking on the specific diseases to which great apes are susceptible and the transmission dynamics and overall impact of these diseases. We examined the prevalence of Plasmodium spp. infections in semicaptive orangutans housed at the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, by using a combination of microscopic and DNA(More)
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