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Development of the olfactory system in a wallaby (Macropus eugenii)

Ashwell, Ken W S; Marotte, Lauren; Cheng, Gang


We used carbocyanine dye tracing techniques in conjunction with hematoxylin and eosin staining, immunohistochemistry for GAP-43, and tritiated thymidine autoradiography to examine the development of the olfactory pathways in early pouch young tammar wallabies (Macropus eugenii). The overarching aim was to test the hypothesis that the olfactory system of newborn tammars is sufficiently mature at birth to contribute to the guidance of the pouch young to the nipple. Although GAP-43 immunoreactive...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Brain, Behavior and Evolution
DOI: 10.1159/000119711


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