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Marsupial immunology bounding ahead

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by K Belov, R Miller, J Old, Lauren YoungLauren Young
Marsupial immune responses were previously touted as ‘primitive’ but we now know that the marsupial immune system is complex and on par with that of eutherian mammals. In this manuscript we review the field of marsupial immunology, focusing on basic anatomy, developmental immunology, immunogenetics and evolution. We concentrate on advances to our understanding of marsupial immune gene architecture, made possible by the recent sequencing of the opossum, tammar wallaby and Tasmanian devil genomes. Characterisation of immune gene sequences now paves the way for the development of immunological assays that will allow us to more accurately study health and disease in marsupials.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

61

Issue

1

Start Page

24

End Page

40

Number of Pages

17

eISSN

1446-5698

ISSN

0004-959X

Location

Australia

Publisher

CSIRO

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

TBA Research Institute; University of New Mexico; University of Sydney; University of Western Sydney;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Australian journal of zoology.

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