Molecular conservation of marsupial and eutherian placentation and lactation

Abstract

Eutherians are often mistakenly termed 'placental mammals', but marsupials also have a placenta to mediate early embryonic development. Lactation is necessary for both infant and fetal development in eutherians and marsupials, although marsupials have a far more complex milk repertoire that facilitates morphogenesis of developmentally immature young. In… (More)
DOI: 10.7554/eLife.27450
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