Is the correlation between susceptibility to metastatic cancer and invasive placentation found in other vertebrate groups?
Like certain sharks, snakes, caecilians?
Non-mammalian vertebrates with viviparity and plantation.
I may have just missed this in the talk, but do you have any intuition about whether cancer resistance was a cause of the evolution of noninvasive placenta or if it was just a happy side effect?
Thanks Gunter! I have to head out early but thanks again for your visit and talk!
Cancer is a shift to a lower level cell selection, is the proteasome connected with this shift, somehow? Proteasomes get rid of damaged proteins, I wonder is there an effect of the proteasome on the cell level, somehow? Just trying to brain storm this a bit.
Bye everyone. Thanks Gunter!
Do you think marsupial reproductive biology is highly derived and the group’s ancestral state was similar to eutherian placentation?
Brian Enquist (he/him) University of Arizona
Thank you for the talk and thanks to the organizers.
Dinah Rose Davison
Wonderful- thank you!