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Eu·the·ri·a

(yū-thē'rē-ă),
A subclass of mammals, excluding monotremes and marsupials, having a placenta through which the young are nourished.
[eu- + G. thērion, animal]

Eutheria

(ū-thēr′ē-ă)
A subclass of mammals with a true placenta.
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LTR retrotransposon-derived genes in eutherians and marsupials.
25) The reason for this difference remains unclear, but it should be noted that many pseudogenes are observed in the marsupial genomes and almost none in the eutherian genomes, suggesting that the eutherians have a better ability to use the LTR retrotransposons for novel purposes.
The present study reveals several interesting evolutionary observations on the HBB gene among the eutherian, dinosaurian and neopterygii taxa.
It is suggested that a number of events including gene conversion have occurred during evolution which has altered the clusters of [beta]-globin gene in specific ways in different eutherian (mammalian) orders.
Eutherian mammals have an XY system where SRY on the Y determines maleness, so XXY is male and XO is female.
This means that the platypus XY evolved independently of the eutherian XY and determines sex in a different, still unknown, way.
The PEG10 gene arose from a retrovirus-like agent that inserted into mammalian DNA in an ancestor of marsupials and Eutherians.
It has long been recognized that these functional requirements have led to specific heterochronies and that some components of the face and oral region develop early and rapidly in marsupials relative to eutherians.
Finally, the mammalian faunule of Lano is one of the richest hitherto discovered in Europe and provides data on the evolution of early eutherians (Gheerbrant and Astibia, 2012).
In eutherian mammals, the sex chromosomes contain an additional region of DNA whereas, in the egg-laying mammals and marsupials, this additional region of DNA is located on the non-sex chromosomes," said Makova.
For example, one might expect that eutherians living in the desert would have one or more adaptations that lead to a more frugal water economy than nondesert species, as appears to be true for many small desert rodents (Nagy and Peterson 1988).
Jones, unpublished manuscript) and the dentine-enamel junction grows progressively towards the tip of the canine, crown height was measured from the junction of tooth with skull instead of the dentine-enamel junction as is used in eutherian carnivores (Van Valkenburgh and Ruff 1987).