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The possums (Phalangeridae) are a family of nocturnal semi-arboreal marsupials including the cuscuses, brushtail possums, and their close relatives.
Common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)
Common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrines)
|Australian Animal: echidna | kangaroo | koala | platypus | possum | Category:Echidna | Category:Kangaroo | Category:Koala | Category:Platypus | Category:Possum | Category:Marsupial | Category:Monotreme | Development Timetable | K12|
Some Recent Findings
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Search term: Possum Embryology
<pubmed limit=5>Possum Embryology</pubmed>
Taxonomy ID: 38626
Genbank common name: koala Inherited blast name: marsupials
Genetic code: Translation table 1 (Standard)
Mitochondrial genetic code: Translation table 2 (Vertebrate Mitochondrial)
Lineage ( full ) cellular organisms; Eukaryota; Opisthokonta; Metazoa; Eumetazoa; Bilateria; Deuterostomia; Chordata; Craniata; Vertebrata; Gnathostomata; Teleostomi; Euteleostomi; Sarcopterygii; Dipnotetrapodomorpha; Tetrapoda; Amniota; Mammalia; Theria; Metatheria; Diprotodontia
The marsupial neonate at birth has a variation between the degree of development of different systems.
- well-developed - digestive, respiratory and circulatory system.
- not well-developed - retains fetal excretory system with a fully functional mesonephric kidney and undifferentiated gonads and genitalia.
Ovarian Follicle Development
Marsupial eggs are enclosed by a series of layers:
- zona pellucida, three zona proteins (ZPA, ZPB, ZPC)
- an additional extracellular matrix coat that lines the zona pellucida also occurs in some species.
- mucoid coat
- outer shell coat.
- Links: oocyte
- Links: spermatozoa
- Keyte AL & Smith KK. (2010). Developmental origins of precocial forelimbs in marsupial neonates. Development , 137, 4283-94. PMID: 21098569 DOI.
- Haydon LJ, Juengel JL, Thomson BP & Eckery DC. (2008). Expression of mRNAs encoding oestrogen receptor (ER) alpha and ERbeta, androgen receptor and progesterone receptor during gonadal and follicular development in the marsupial brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). Reprod. Fertil. Dev. , 20, 335-49. PMID: 18402753
- Renfree MB, Pask AJ & Shaw G. (2001). Sex down under: the differentiation of sexual dimorphisms during marsupial development. Reprod. Fertil. Dev. , 13, 679-90. PMID: 11999321
- Selwood L. (2000). Marsupial egg and embryo coats. Cells Tissues Organs (Print) , 166, 208-19. PMID: 10729728 DOI.
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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2019, September 20) Embryology Possum Development. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Possum_Development
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