Levels of amino acids and related compounds were determined in plasma from 6 female and 4 male adult fasting owl monkeys. High levels of aspartic acid and no asparagine were found. Activities of L-asparaginase in plasma were comparable to those previously found in plasma of squirrel monkeys and guinea pigs. The patterns of amino acids in plasma of owl monkeys were qualitatively and quantitatively different from those in other primates.

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