The laboratory opossum, Monodelphis domestica, as an experimental system

Title:
The laboratory opossum, Monodelphis domestica, as an experimental system
Authors:
Cruz, Yolanda P.
Abstract:
Monodelphis domestica is proving to be a useful laboratory animal for the study of embryonic development, reproductive biology, and mammalian evolution at the molecular-genetic, cellular and organismal levels. The genome of this New World metatherian mammal has been characterized and is well known. Laboratory-colony maintenance is no more labor-intensive than for other lab animals. The lab opossum breeds year-round and averages 16 embryos (maximum 13 fetuses) per 14.5-day pregnancy. The most distinctive feature of embryogenesis in this and other metatherian mammals relates to much of fetal development occurring exo utero. Thus, its use for investigations related to mammalian embryology complements what is otherwise learned from studies of eutherian lab mammals, mostly the laboratory mouse.
Citation:
Cruz, Yolanda. 2017. "The laboratory opossum, Monodelphis domestica, as an experimental system." Mechanisms of Development 145: S102.
Publisher:
Elsevier for International Society of Developmental Biologists
DATE ISSUED:
2017-07
Department:
Biology
Type:
Article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1016/j.mod.2017.04.265
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0925477317303489
Notes:
Supplement
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/620502

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dc.contributor.authorCruz, Yolanda P.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-13T14:09:24Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-13T14:09:24Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-
dc.identifier.citationCruz, Yolanda. 2017. "The laboratory opossum, Monodelphis domestica, as an experimental system." Mechanisms of Development 145: S102.en
dc.identifier.issn0925-4773-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/620502-
dc.description.abstractMonodelphis domestica is proving to be a useful laboratory animal for the study of embryonic development, reproductive biology, and mammalian evolution at the molecular-genetic, cellular and organismal levels. The genome of this New World metatherian mammal has been characterized and is well known. Laboratory-colony maintenance is no more labor-intensive than for other lab animals. The lab opossum breeds year-round and averages 16 embryos (maximum 13 fetuses) per 14.5-day pregnancy. The most distinctive feature of embryogenesis in this and other metatherian mammals relates to much of fetal development occurring exo utero. Thus, its use for investigations related to mammalian embryology complements what is otherwise learned from studies of eutherian lab mammals, mostly the laboratory mouse.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherElsevier for International Society of Developmental Biologistsen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.mod.2017.04.265-
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0925477317303489en
dc.subject.departmentBiologyen_US
dc.titleThe laboratory opossum, Monodelphis domestica, as an experimental systemen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.description.notesSupplementen_US
dc.identifier.journalMechanisms of Developmenten
dc.identifier.volume145en_US
dc.identifier.startpageS102en_US
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Mechanisms of Developmenten
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