Cancer Endangers Some Wildlife Species
...he July issue of Nature Reviews Cancer , noted that cancer threatens the survival of some species, including the Tasmanian devil. The world's largest marsupial
carnivore is at risk of extinction due to a contagious cancer called Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease. In an effort to save the species, cancer-fr...
Treatment of Premature Babies, Opossums Could Help
...tems of humans and opossums, the famous Australian marsupial
It could also lead to breakthroughs in the ...aid.
'People have thought for a long time the marsupial
immune system was primitive and not as good as the... genome project.
Armed with just 'one or two' marsupial
sequences, scientists expect to be able learn much...
Venereal Cancer in Dogs Transmitted by Contagious Cancer Cells
...affecting other small populations of endangered species like the Tasmanian devil has also arisen. Presently Australia's population of this carnivorous marsupial
is threatened by a disfiguring and often fatal cancer that is transmitted through bites.
Researchers publish first marsupial genome sequence
An international team, led by researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today announced the publication of the first genome of a marsupial, belonging to a South American species of opossum. In a comparison of the marsupial
Behavioral studies show UV contributes to marsupial color vision
Work reported this week provides new evidence that marsupials, like primates, have functional color vision based on three different types of color photoreceptor cones--but unlike primates, a component of marsupial
color vision includes sensitivity to ultraviolet wavelengths.
In the study, resear...
Small species back-up giant marsupial climate change extinction claim
Thinking small in a time when everything was big has helped Queensland researchers to unearth new evidence that climate change, instead of humans, was responsible for wiping out Australian giant marsupials or megafauna 40,000 years ago.
Instead of only excavating 'trophy specimens' such as giant...
Wildlife Conservation Society supports world's first study of egg-laying mammal
About long-beaked echidnas
Echidnas are members of the monotremes, an order of mammals that lay leathery eggs, as opposed to placental and marsupial
mammals, both groups of which give birth to live young.
Echidnas resemble anteaters with long course hairs and spines. They are powerful diggers and ...
Marsupial lion tops African lion in fight to death
... Pound for pound, Australias extinct marsupial
lion (Thylacoleo carnifex) would have made mince m...ch as Cape buffalo.
My results suggest that the marsupial
lion employed a unique killing technique, says res...longed suffocating bite of living big cats.
lion also had an extremely efficient bite, Wroe sa...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...y of Leuven, Belgium report their findings in the December 2007 issue of the Journal of Virology.
The western barred bandicoot (WWB), an Australian marsupial
once commonly found across western and southern Australia, is now endangered throughout parts of the country and already extinct on the mainland. Whi...
Parasites might spur evolution of strange amphibian breeding habits
...ng strategies as well. Take, for instance, the Darwins frog, the species that swallows its eggs and, a few weeks later, regurgitates its young. Or the marsupial
frog, a species that carries its eggs on its back until they hatch. Several species lay eggs in small puddles on land or high up in trees where they h...
Burrowing mammals dig for a living, but how do they do that?
... had been previously theorized.
Mylagaulids were once common in much of North America some 20 million years ago. Existing head-lift diggers include marsupial
moles, blind mole rats and mole voles. More common land-dwelling burrowers, which use a variety of techniques, are badgers, ground squirrels, burrowin...
Tassie tiger no match for dingo
... The wily dingo out-competed the much larger marsupial
thylacine by being better built anatomically to resist the mechanical stres...ate the influence of struggling prey, says Dr Wroe, who believes the bigger marsupial
took downsized, relatively small prey despite its big energy requirements. ...
Where 'jumping genes' fear to tread
...ence of eutherian mammals and marsupials approximately 170 million years ago."
The opossum was chosen 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 gen...
...pials are the koala, kangaroo and possum. ... marsupial
, common name for a group of mammals typically distinguished by a pouch ... marsupial
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...ross genetic backgrounds ... Species for which gene mapping data were virtually nonexistent just a decade ago ... to establish a representative marsupial
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