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Yunnan National Laboratory Primate Center of China (Established 1982)
Director: Xiangjing Zhang
Mission: Research and supply of primate resources for biomedical purposes. Research programs focus on microbiology, virology, pathology, reproductive biology and conservation.
Principal Research Programs: Microbiology of infectious diseases; Pathology; Reproductive biology; Conservation
Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Undergraduate, Graduate; Focus on conservation and microbiology
Number of Staff: 98
Associated Field Sites: Baohua Park, Gejiu, Yunnan, Program Focus: Primate conservation ("Macaca", "Hylobates", "Nycticebus"); Animal Conservation Center, Kunming, Yunnan (Department of Yunnan Forest), conservation
Supported Species: 4 Hoolock hoolock (western hoolock gibbon), 10 Macaca arctoides (stump-tailed macaque), 10 Macaca assamensis (Assamese macaque), 200 Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque), 4300 Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaque), 20 Macaca nemestrina (pigtail macaque), 12 Nomascus concolor (black crested gibbon), 10 Nomascus leucogenys (northern white-cheeked gibbon)
Publications: "Chinese Primate Newsletter" (biannual)
Comments: The YNLPCC facilities include Xishuangbanna base, Kunming laboratory station (address: Wandaquiao, Renmin East Road, Kunming 650216), Xishuangbanna base (No. 2, Minzu Nanlu, Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan 666100), Baoshan breeding station, Gangtoucun breeding station (Kunming), and Nekou breeding station. Xishuangbanna base is located on 350 hectares of land along the Mekong River in Xuanyujie, 6 km southeast of Jinghong. There are about 2150 primates of 6 species maintained at the base and over 300 are live-born annually (500 in all centers).
Last Updated: 1998-03-30
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