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Transcriptomic analysis supports similar functional roles for the two thymuses of the tammar wallaby.

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BACKGROUND: The thymus plays a critical role in the development and maturation of T-cells. Humans have a single thoracic thymus and presence of a second thymus is considered an anomaly. However, many vertebrates have multiple thymuses. The tammar wallaby has two thymuses: a thoracic thymus (typically found in all mammals) and a dominant cervical thymus. Researchers have known about the presence of the two wallaby thymuses since the 1800s, but no genome-wide research has been carried out into ...

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10.1186/1471-2164-12-420

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Physiology Anatomy and Genetics
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BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
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BMC Genomics Journal website
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12
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1
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Article: 420
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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1471-2164
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1471-2164
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uuid:52eede01-5758-41f4-91f4-edf64bd3f4a4
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239595
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pubs:239595

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