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Reproductive physiology of marsupials
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The sexual differentiation and development of marsupials and the evolution of mammalian reproduction is studied in detail. Expand
Genome analysis of the platypus reveals unique signatures of evolution
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This corrects the article to show that the method used to derive the H2O2 “spatially aggregating force” is based on a two-step process, not a single step, like in the previous version of this paper. Expand
Rsx is a metatherian RNA with Xist-like properties in X-chromosome inactivation
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Using the marsupial Monodelphis domestica, Rsx (RNA-on-the-silent X), an RNA is identified that has properties consistent with a role in X-chromosome inactivation, and is found to be a large, repeat-rich RNA that is expressed only in females and is transcribed from, and coats, the inactive X chromosome. Expand
The Evolution of the DLK1-DIO3 Imprinted Domain in Mammals
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The imprinting status, DNA methylation, and genomic landscape of the Dlk1-Dio3 cluster were determined in eutherian, metatherian, and prototherian mammals including tammar wallaby and platypus. Expand
The evolution of class V POU domain transcription factors in vertebrates and their characterisation in a marsupial.
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The evolution of class V POU domain transcription factors is explored and it is shown that POU5F1 arose by gene duplication of pou2 early in the evolution of tetrapods and is not mammal-specific, as previously thought. Expand
Maternal Regulation of Milk Composition, Milk Production, and Pouch Young Development During Lactation in the Tammar Wallaby (Macropus eugenii )1
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It is demonstrated that the lactating tammar wallaby regulates both milk composition and the rate of milk production and that these determine the rates of PY growth and development, irrespective of the age of the PY. Expand
On the origin of POU5F1
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This study resolves the controversial evolutionary relationship between teleost pou2 and tetrapod POU2 and POU5F1, and shows that class V POU transcription factors have existed at least since the common ancestor of gnathostome vertebrates. Expand
The enigma of embryonic diapause
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The complex embryo-uterine interactions that induce, maintain and reactivate the blastocyst from diapause are discussed, highlighting the roles of hormones, cytokines and growth factors across animal species. Expand
Retrotransposon Silencing by DNA Methylation Can Drive Mammalian Genomic Imprinting
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It is provided the first demonstration that DMR-associated genomic imprinting in eutherians can originate from the repression of exogenous DNA sequences and/or retrotransposons by DNA methylation. Expand
The marsupial placenta: a phylogenetic analysis.
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Although the yolk sac formed the definitive placenta, it is likely that the allantois provided a supplementary placental function in the marsupial stem species, but that the role of theallantois became progressively less important during the evolution of mars upial placentation. Expand
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