Home page updated September 17th, 2014. ('Conference Presentations' updated)

Recent publications:
Wikberg, E. V., Jack, K. M., Campos, F. A., Fedigan, L. M., Sato, A., Bergstrom, M. L., Hiwatashi, T. and Kawamura, S. (2014 Oct). The effect of male parallel dispersal on the kin composition of groups in white-faced capuchins. Animal Behaviour, 96: 9-17.

Takezawa, Y., Kato, K., Oota. H., Caulfield, T., Fujimoto, A., Honda, F., Kamatani, N., Kawamura, S., Kawashima, K., Kimura, R., Matsumae, H., Saito, A., Savage, P. E., Seguchi, N., Shimizu, K., Terao, S., Yamaguchi-Kabata, Y., Yasukouchi, A., Yoneda, M. and Tokunaga, K. (2014 Apr 23). Correspondence: Human genetic research, race, ethnicity and the labeling of populations: recommendations based on an interdisciplinary workshop in Japan. BMC Medical Ethics, 15: 33.

Tezuka, A., Kasagi, S., van Oosterhout, C., McMullan, M., Iwasaki, W. M., Kasai,D., Yamamichi, M., Innan, H., Kawamura, S. and Kawata, M. (2014 Apr 2). Divergent selection for opsin gene variation in guppy (Poecilia reticulata) populations of Trinidad and Tobago. Heredity, Published Online.

Matsumoto, Y., Hiramatsu, C., Matsushita, Y., Ozawa, N., Ashino, R., Nakata, M., Kasagi, S., Di Fiore, A. Schaffner, C. M., Aureli, F., Melin, A. D. and Kawamura, S. (2014 Apr). Evolutionary renovation of L/M opsin polymorphism confers a fruit discrimination advantage to ateline New World monkeys. Molecular Ecology, 23 (7): 1799-1812.

Matsushita, Y., Oota, H., Welker, B. J., Pavelka, M. S. and Kawamura, S. (2014 Feb). Color vision variation as evidenced by hybrid L/M opsin genes in wild populations of trichromatic Alouatta New World monkeys. International Journal of Primatology, 35 (1): 71-87.

Melin, A. D., Hiramatsu, C., Parr, N. A., Matsushita, Y., Kawamura, S. and Fedigan, L. M. (2014 Feb). The behavioral ecology of color vision: considering fruit conspicuity, detection distance and dietary importance. International Journal of Primatology, 35 (1): 258-287.

Fedigan, L. M., Melin, A. D., Addicott, J. F. and Kawamura, S. (2014 Jan 3). The heterozygote superiority hypothesis for polymorphic color vision is not supported by long-term fitness data from wild Neotropical monkeys. PLoS One, 9 (1): e84872.

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A spider monkey foraging red fruits under the green-leaf background
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A transgenic zebrafish expressing GFP in UV cones in the retina
Developmental Biology 10th edition Figure 2.8

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