Ultrasonography of wallaby prenatal development shows that the climb to the pouch begins in utero
Barbara Drews, Kathleen Roellig, Brandon R Menzies, Geoff Shaw, Ina Buentjen, Catherine A Herbert, Thomas B Hildebrandt, Marilyn B Renfree
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2013
The authors thank all members of the Wallaby Research Group for assistance and in particular Scott Brownlees, University of Melbourne and Frank Goeritz, Leibniz Institute for Zoo- and Wildlife Research. Larry Vogelnest, Taronga Zoo, facilitated a pilot trial of the ultrasonography at the University of Sydney with TBH and CAH. This study was supported by grants from the Australian Research Council to MBR and GS, the Pakt for Innovation and Forschung 2008 granted by the Leibniz Foundation to BD and an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship to BRM. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.