Journal article

Reproduction down under

Marilyn B Renfree

Reproduction | BIOSCIENTIFICA LTD | Published : 2019


Australia is home to a unique assembly of mammals - the marsupials and monotremes. Despite this uniqueness, they have been largely ignored by the biomedical scientific community, and yet study of marsupials has contributed to modern research on reproduction, development, evolution, conservation, molecular and comparative genomics. My lifetime passion for these long-neglected Australian fauna has led to unexpected discoveries and insights that challenged assumptions and opened up new areas of international research. I used a range of disciplinary expertise to pursue the study of these unique mammals. My main experimental species has been tammar wallaby that I have used as a model species to i..

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