Co-Opted Megasatellite DNA Drives Evolution of Secondary Night Vision in Azara's Owl Monkey

@inproceedings{Koga2017CoOptedMD,
  title={Co-Opted Megasatellite DNA Drives Evolution of Secondary Night Vision in Azara's Owl Monkey},
  author={Akihiko Koga and Hideyuki Tanabe and Yuriko Hirai and Hiroo Imai and Masanori Imamura and Takao Oishi and Roscoe Stanyon and Hirohisa Hirai},
  booktitle={Genome biology and evolution},
  year={2017}
}
Owl monkeys (genus Aotus) are the only taxon in simian primates that consists of nocturnal or otherwise cathemeral species. Their night vision is superior to that of other monkeys, apes, and humans but not as good as that of typical nocturnal mammals. This incomplete night vision has been used to conclude that these monkeys only secondarily adapted to a… CONTINUE READING