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noun as in marsupial

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Kiyonari says his team is looking for other ways to tweak opossum genes to study the animals’ organ development.

The researchers had to navigate a few hurdles to edit the opossum genome.

Another interesting characteristic of opossums is that they are born after only 14 days, as barely more than balls of cells with forearms to help them crawl onto their mother’s chest.

A team of researchers at Japan’s Riken Institute, a national research facility, have used the technology to edit the genes of a South American species of opossum.

By changing when the lights turned off in the labs, researchers got the opossums to mate later in the evening so that the eggs would be ready to work with in the morning, about a day and a half later.

This little animal, the smallest and most beautiful of the opossum tribe, is exceedingly numerous in the vicinity of Port Jackson.

The parts of generation of the male and female marmose resemble, by their form and their position, those of the opossum.

Meantime Jacky had killed his opossum and was now following their trail at an easy trot.

I carried mine in my long, luxuriant hair, which I wore “bun” fashion, held in a net of opossum hair.

They also busied themselves in making garments of various kinds from opossum skins.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to opossum, such as: bandicoot, euro, kangaroo, koala, possum, and wallaby.

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