Marsupial Genetics and Genomics

  • Janine E. Deakin
  • Paul D. Waters
  • Jennifer A. Marshall Graves

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Marsupial Breeding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Emily J. Miller, Catherine A. Herbert
      Pages 5-32
  3. Marsupial Chromosomes and Gene Maps

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-35
    2. Willem Rens, Malcolm Ferguson-Smith
      Pages 37-53
    3. Dawn M. Carone, Rachel J. O’Neill
      Pages 55-73
    4. Paul B. Samollow
      Pages 75-99
    5. Janine E. Deakin
      Pages 101-115
  4. Marsupial Genome Sequencing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-119
    2. Anthony T. Papenfuss, Arthur Hsu, Matthew Wakefield
      Pages 121-132
    3. Matthew J. Wakefield, Anthony T. Papenfuss
      Pages 133-146
  5. Marsupial Sex Chromosomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-149
    2. Hardip R. Patel, Margaret L. Delbridge, Jennifer A. M. Graves
      Pages 151-171
    3. Margaret L. Delbridge
      Pages 173-185
    4. Raúl Fernández-Donoso, Soledad Berríos, Julio S. Rufas, Jesús Page
      Pages 187-206
    5. Veronica J. Murtagh, Paul D. Waters, Jennifer A. Marshall Graves
      Pages 207-228
  6. Marsupial Epigenetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-231
    2. Timothy A. Hore, Marilyn B. Renfree, Andrew J. Pask, Jennifer A. Marshall Graves
      Pages 233-257
    3. Shafagh Al Nadaf, Paul D. Waters, Janine E. Deakin, Jennifer A. Marshall Graves
      Pages 259-280
  7. Marsupial Reproductive and Developmental Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-283

About this book


Marsupials belong to the Class Mammalia, sharing some features with other mammals, yet they also possess many unique features. It is their differences from the more traditionally studied mammals, such as mice and humans, that is of greatest value to comparative studies. Sequencing of genomes from two distantly related marsupials, the short grey-tailed opossum from South America and the Australian tammar wallaby, has launched marsupials into the genomics era and accelerated the rate of progress in marsupial research. With the current worldwide concern for the plight of the endangered Tasmanian devil, marsupial genetics and genomics research is even more important than ever if this species is to be saved from extinction. This volume recounts some of the history of research in this field and highlights the most recent advances in the many different areas of marsupial genetics and genomics research.


Telomere bioinformatics chromosome evolution genes genetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Janine E. Deakin
    • 1
  • Paul D. Waters
    • 2
  • Jennifer A. Marshall Graves
    • 3
  1. 1., Ecology, Evolution&Genetics, The AustralARC Centre for Excellence for Kangaroo GCanberra ACTAustralia
  2. 2., Ecology, Evolution&Genetics, The AustralARC Centre for Excellence for Kangaroo GCanberra ACTAustralia
  3. 3., Ecology, Evolution and GeneticsARC Centre of Excellence for Kangaroo GeCanberra ACTAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9022-5
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9023-2
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