Studies of marginal zinc deprivation in rhesus monkeys: infant behavior.

  title={Studies of marginal zinc deprivation in rhesus monkeys: infant behavior.},
  author={M. Golub and M Eric Gershwin and Lucille S. Hurley and Andrew G. Hendrickx and W Y Saito},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={42 6},
Rhesus monkey infants were marginally deprived of zinc (4 ppm diet) from conception and were compared to controls (100 ppm diet) during the first year of life in development of reflexes and motor patterns, mother-infant interaction, delayed response performance, discrimination learning and reversal, and open field behavior. Deficits in amount and variety of behavior were recorded in deprived infants; spontaneous locomotor activity was 50% below control levels in males at 1 mo of age… CONTINUE READING

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