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Myopathy affecting the Rottnest Quokka (Setonix brachyurus) reversed by α-Tocopherol

Naturevolume 191pages402403 (1961) | Download Citation



THE quokka (Setonix brachyurus) is a small marsupial about the size of a fox terrier which inhabits Rottnest, an island lying in the Perth Basin ten miles from the coast of Western Australia. In recent years the species has been extensively studied by the Department of Zoology of the University of Western Australia, as the potential offered by the animal for ecological research is unique.

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  1. Department of Pathology, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia

    • B. A. KAKULAS


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