Tag: "platypus" at biology news
Mum versus Dad
...a, measured gene expression in two monotremes, the platypus
and echidna. Neither animal had imprinted copies of the M6P gene, which did not affect the actions of IGF2. But in the American opossum, a marsupial, M6P does oppose IGF2, and is maternally imprinted as in people, the team found. The possum IGF2 is a...
A first: A (nearly) complete road map for the evolution of placental mammals
...otremes, the egg-laying mammals, which include the platypus
and the echidna. Rather than working in the lab or field, the UF researchers used the library and the Internet. In collaboration with Michele Tennant, assistant university librarian in the UF Health Science Center Libraries, the researchers identifie...
Kangaroo, platypus are not related after all; Duke scientists refute current molecular method of classifying mammals
...ports the Marsupionta hypothesis, which places the platypus
and kangaroo together. This controversy has lasted...re than two centuries since the discovery that the platypus
lays eggs. "Our study is the first to provide statistically unambiguous results in favor of clas...