Cane Toad Virus

Chris Upton cupton at sol.uvic.ca
Tue Mar 21 12:17:52 EST 1995


In Article <NEWTNews.16552.795478997.grenard at herpmed.com>,
grenard at herpmed.com 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 herpmed.com
>

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Chris

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