Reproductive Biology in Egg-Laying Mammals

  title={Reproductive Biology in Egg-Laying Mammals},
  author={Frank Gr{\"u}tzner and Brett Nixon and R.C. Jones},
  journal={Sexual Development},
  pages={115 - 127}
The duck-billed platypus and short-beaked echidna are iconic species in Australia. Their morphology and physiology have puzzled scientists all over the world for more than 200 years. Recent genetic studies, particularly the platypus whole-genome sequencing project, have revealed the molecular basis of some of the extraordinary characteristics of monotremes. This and other works demonstrate the great value of research on our most distantly related mammalian relatives for comparative genomics and… 

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