Sessional Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Written Submissions Received Volume 2 Issues associated with the progressive entry into the Northern Territory of Cane Toads October 2003
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Environment Australia Part I Written Submissions Cane Toad Inquiry Report Volume 2 122 against it. That response would then interfere with metamorphosis and prevent the tadpole from maturing and reproducing. To deliver the gene to the tadpole, the researchers are looking for a natural virus, a ranavirus, specific to amphibians and fish that can act like a taxi or courier. The virus itself needs to be weakened (attenuated), so that its effects will not similarly influence amphibians and fish. The gene, rather than the virus, will affect the tadpole.
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