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..View full abstract
This work was supported by numerous research project grants for over four decades from the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council including a Federation Fellowship and a Centre of Excellence grant.