Cane Toad Virus

Chris Upton cupton at
Tue Mar 21 12:17:52 EST 1995

In Article <NEWTNews.16552.795478997.grenard at>,
grenard at wrote:
>I have e.mailed  the CSIRO in Australia directly and they havent gotten
>back on the report that they have brought a virus into Australia for the
>purpose of exterminating the Cane Toad (Bufo marinus). They simply 
>acknowledged that "it is so."  I would like to know if anyone
>has heard what that virus is and whether or not an insect vector or
>some other strategy would be used or is planned if it is ultimately fielded??
>Thank you.
>Steve Grenard
>grenard at

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