The Developing Marsupial

Models for Biomedical Research

  • C. Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe
  • Peter A. Janssens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. C. H. Tyndale-Biscoe, P. A. Janssens
    Pages 1-7
  3. R. L. Hughes, L. S. Hall
    Pages 8-27
  4. A. Cockburn, C. N. Johnson
    Pages 28-40
  5. B. Green, J. C. Merchant
    Pages 41-54
  6. L. A. Hinds
    Pages 55-67
  7. J. E. Nelson
    Pages 86-100
  8. M. L. Reynolds, N. R. Saunders
    Pages 101-116
  9. S. A. Dunlop, L.-A. Coleman, A. M. Harman, L. D. Beazley
    Pages 117-131
  10. R. V. Baudinette, S. I. C. Runciman, P. F. Frappell, B. J. Gannon
    Pages 132-147
  11. A. J. Hulbert
    Pages 148-161
  12. P. A. Janssens, M. Messer
    Pages 162-175
  13. G. E. Wilkes, P. A. Janssens
    Pages 176-189
  14. E. M. Deane, D. W. Cooper
    Pages 190-199
  15. R. V. Short, M. B. Renfree, G. Shaw
    Pages 200-210
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 211-245

About this book


Marsupials are excellent objects for studies on developmental processes in all mammals including humans. Marsupials are very immature at birth and undergo most of their development in a pouch where they can be manipulated in a variety of ways without affecting the mother. Most of these studies are on systems which largely mature before birth in eutherian mammals and are consequently difficult to investigate. Attention is also drawn to certain features peculiar to adult marsupials: e.g., they continue to grow throughout adult life, valuable for studies on growth mechanisms, and furthermore the composition of marsupial milk changes radically through lactation, most important in studies of hormonal regulation of milk composition and secretion.


adaptation development mammals metabolism nutrition protein synthesis regulation system

Editors and affiliations

  • C. Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe
    • 1
  • Peter A. Janssens
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Wildlife and EcologyCSIROLynehamAustralia
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyAustralian National UniversityCanberra CityAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-88404-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-88402-3
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