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Fri. 12th Nov. 2021 16:00 - Sun. 14th Nov. 13:00 (JST)

Latest information

2021.9.10.
  Gibbon : Jessica died.

2021.9.5.
  Orangutan : Jun died.

2021.8.8.
  Chimpanzee : Ichigo gave birth to a baby girl.

2021.7.30.
  Chimpanzee : Anna gave birth to a baby boy.

2021.7.22.
  Orangutan : Kikki died.

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Latest Journa

Ryunosuke Kitajima, Risako Nakai, Takuya Imamura, Tomonori Kameda, Daiki Kozuka, Hirohisa Hirai, Haruka Ito, Hiroo Imai, Masanori Imamura(2020) Modeling of early neural development in vitro by direct neurosphere formation culture of chimpanzee induced pluripotent stem cells
*Stem Cell Research*, 44:101749
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scr.2020.101749

Kristin Havercamp, Koshiro Watanuki, Masaki Tomonaga, Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Satoshi Hirata(2019) Longevity and mortality of captive chimpanzees in Japan from 1921 to 2018
*Primates*
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10329-019-00755-8

Shoji Tatsumoto, Yasuhiro Go, Kentaro Fukuta, Hideki Noguchi, Takashi Hayakawa, Masaki Tomonaga, Hirohisa Hirai, Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Kiyokazu Agata & Asao Fujiyama(2017) Direct estimation of de novo mutation rates in a chimpanzee parent-offspring trio by ultra-deep whole genome sequencing.
*Scientific Reports*, 7, 13561.

Zachary Yu-Ching Lin, Risako Nakai, Hirohisa Hirai, Daiki Kozuka, Seiya Katayama, Shin-ichiro Nakamura, Sawako Okada, Ryunosuke Kitajima, Hiroo Imai, Hideyuki Okano, Masanori Imamura(2020) Reprogramming of chimpanzee fibroblasts into a multipotent cancerous but not fully pluripotent state by transducing iPSC factors in 2i/LIF culture
*Differentiation*, 112: 67-76
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diff.2020.01.002

Nakatsukasa M, Morimoto N, Nishimura T(2019) Sesamoids of the pollical metacarpophalangeal joint and the evolution of hominoid hands
*Anthropological Science*, 127(3), 159-164
https://doi.org/10.1537/ase.190908

Aaron B. Bogutz, Julie Brind’Amour, Hisato Kobayashi, Kristoffer N. Jensen, Kazuhiko Nakabayashi, Hiroo Imai, Matthew C. Lorincz & Louis Lefebvre(2019) Evolution of imprinting via lineage-specific insertion of retroviral promoters
*Nature communications*, 10, 5674
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13662-9

Results of GAIN

There are 102 species of nonhuman primates kept in the zoos and other facilities in Japan.

The count is at the point of March 31 2015 and excludes the hybrids and miscellaneous individuals.