Marsupials and monotremes sort genome treasures from junk
1 Division of Immunology and Genetics, John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
2 ARC Centre for Kangaroo Genomics, Research School of Biological Science, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
Genome Biology 2005, 6:218 doi:10.1186/gb-2005-6-5-218Published: 28 April 2005
A recent landmark paper demonstrates the unique contribution of marsupials and monotremes to comparative genome analysis, filling an evolutionary gap between the eutherian mammals (including humans) and more distant vertebrate species.