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Researchers publish first marsupial genome sequence
...merican species of opossum. In a comparison of the marsupial
genome to genomes of non-marsupials, including hum...cental mammals, such as humans, mice and dogs, and marsupial
mammals, such as opossums and kangaroos. "Marsupials are the closest living relatives of placent...
Where 'jumping genes' fear to tread
...osen for inclusion in the analysis because it is a marsupial
that has a similar load of transposable elements compared to mice and humans but is evolutionarily distant from the two species. In contrast, the genomes of chicken and fish, which diverged from humans more than 300 million years ago, do not have a ...
Behavioral studies show UV contributes to marsupial color vision
...eceptor cones--but unlike primates, a component of marsupial
color vision includes sensitivity to ultraviolet w...behavioral tests to show that at least one type of marsupial
uses its detection of UV light as part of its ability to discriminate between colors. The new work i...
Marsupial genome reveals insights into mammalian evolution
...of Veterinary Science published an analysis of the marsupial
genome in the open access journal PLoS Biology. Th...y, short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica), a marsupial
found in South America. "Mapping the opossum MHC has allowed us to deduce what the MHC of ancestr...
Dinosaur DNA? New Patent Covers Degraded DNA recovery
...al Egyptian mummies and two extinct species -- the marsupial
wolf and ground sloth. Plant DNA up to 400,000 years old, and DNA from the extinct mammoth and steppe bison have been recovered from Siberian sediments. In 1997, Patent #5,593,883 was granted to Ambergene Corporation for the recovery of live ancient ...