Genetic time travel back 50 million years: Scientific team reveals the correct evolutionary relationships among possums

Reunion in the animal kingdom. For decades separated Australasian possums can look forward to a joint future. A study of jumping genes shows that all possums share a common ancestry. In detail, the “presence (1)” or “absence (0) of 61 jumping genes indicates a common origin of all Possums (Phalangeroidea and Petauroidea) and only a distant relationship to kangaroos.

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