Animal welfare issues associated with marking wild animals for identification

Identification of wildlife aids biological study and conservation management and usually involves the application of an artificial mark. Marking can affect the animals involved through the act of marking itself, […]

Sequence and analysis of zona pellucida 2 cdna (zp2) from a marsupial, the brushtail possum, trichosurus vulpecula

All mammalian eggs are surrounded by the zona pellucida, an extracellular coat involved in vital functions during fertilization and early development. The zona pellucida glycoproteins are promising antigenic targets for […]

Plasma growth hormone and growth hormone-binding protein during development in the marsupial brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)

Plasma concentrations of growth hormone (GH) were measured in the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) pouch young from 25 through to 198 days post-partum (n=71). GH concentrations were highest early in […]

In vitro hepatic metabolism of cyp3a-mediated drugs quinine and midazolam in the common brush-tailed possum (trichosurus vulpecula)

This report characterizes the P450 isoenzymes involved in quinine metabolism in liver microsomes of the common brush-tailed possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). The mean maximal velocity (V-max) for 3-hydroxyquinine formation in possum […]