Evolution: Mislabeling marsupial development as primitive

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Compared to placentals, marsupial mammals have previously been considered primitive in terms of their reproductive biology. A new study suggests that, rather, marsupials represent a derived state of mammalian development, and the ancestral therian mammal developed like placentals do today.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R429-R431
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2023


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