The mammary gland-specific marsupial ELP and eutherian CTI share a common ancestral gene
Elizabeth A Pharo, Alison A De Leo, Marilyn B Renfree, Peter C Thomson, Christophe M Lefevre, Kevin R Nicholas
BMC Evolutionary Biology | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2012
We thank Dr Kaylene Simpson, Michael Wilson, Jenni Carfi and Dr Jane Whitley for their work in the cloning of the tammar ELP gene, Prof Geoff Shaw for his assistance in tammar tissue dissections and Scott Brownlees, Kerry Martin and Jenni Carfi for assistance with animal handling. We also thank Dr Matthew Digby and Sonia Mailer for their work on the microarray experiments. We thank Prof Geoff Shaw and Keng Yih Chew for the provision of tammar photos and Dr Andrew Pask for helpful comments on this manuscript. This research was funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Innovative Dairy Products (CRC-IDP) and the Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne. EAP was supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award, AAD by a Melbourne Research Scholarship and both EAP and AAD were recipients of a scholarship top-up from the CRC-IDP.