Sources for Comparative Studies of Placentation. II. Genomic Resources

D. E. Wildman

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The genomes of over a dozen placental mammal species are now publicly available. These genome sequences have the potential to provide insight into the development and evolution of the placenta. In particular, the variable anatomy of the placenta has likely been affected by natural selection on the genomes of living and extinct mammals. In this note the current availability of mammal genome sequences is reviewed, and strengths and limitations of these data are discussed. Additionally, museums, zoos, and commercial entities are available to provide genomic resources to the placental research community. Recommendations for tissue storage conditions of placentas in genomic research are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-147
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Mammalia
  • Phylogenomics
  • Placentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Developmental Biology


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