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Title: Q&A: Marsupials vs Placentals: Why is it beneficial for marsupials to have young in a pouch from a small size, as opposed to having them develop internally as eutherians (placental mammals) do?
Contributor(s): McAllan, Bronwyn Marie (author)
Publication Date: 2004
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Abstract: This article is written in response to a question from Penelope Hacker, Ashgrove, Queensland, outlined above. McAllan compares and contrasts the pros and cons of both systems. Issues of lactation, times of environmental hardship, and immunological advantages are discussed.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Nature Australia, 28(3), p. 78-78
Publisher: The Australian Museum Trust
Place of Publication: Sydney, N.S.W.
ISSN: 1324-2598
Field of Research (FOR): 060604 Comparative Physiology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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