Lung and metabolic development in mammals: contribution to the reconstruction of the marsupial and eutherian morphotype.

@article{Szdzuy2009LungAM,
  title={Lung and metabolic development in mammals: contribution to the reconstruction of the marsupial and eutherian morphotype.},
  author={Kirsten Szdzuy and Ulrich Zeller},
  journal={Journal of experimental zoology. Part B, Molecular and developmental evolution},
  year={2009},
  volume={312 6},
  pages={
          555-78
        }
}
Marsupials represent only 6% of all living mammals. Marsupialia and Placentalia are distinguished mainly by their modes of reproduction. In particular, the differences in the stage of development of the neonates may be one explanation for the divergent evolutionary success. In this respect one important question is whether the survivability of the neonate depends on the degree of maturation of the respiratory system relative to the metabolic capacity at the time of birth. Therefore, this review… CONTINUE READING
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