The evolution of sweat glands

@article{Folk1991TheEO,
  title={The evolution of sweat glands},
  author={G. Folk and A. J. Semken},
  journal={International Journal of Biometeorology},
  year={1991},
  volume={35},
  pages={180-186}
}
Mammals have two kinds of sweat glands, apocrine and eccrine, which provide for thermal cooling. In this paper we describe the distribution and characteristics of these glands in selected mammals, especially primates, and reject the suggested development of the eccrine gland from the apocrine gland during the Tertiary geological period. The evidence strongly suggests that the two glands, depending on the presence or absence of fur, have equal and similar functions among mammals; apocrine glands… Expand
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