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Browse: Tassie Devils Are Evolving Resistance to Facial Tumours
Credit: Menna Jones
Feature: The Devil Is in the DNA
DNA analysis reveals that Tasmanian devils survived a major population decline thousands of years ago, leaving them with low genetic diversity to withstand devil facial tumour disease.
Browse: New Tasmanian Devil Facial Cancer
Joanne Draper
Feature: Rewilding Australia
Are there ecological benefits behind proposals to return Tasmanian devils to the mainland and dingoes to south-eastern Australia, or is “rewilding” simply “biological control” rebranded?
A healthy female Tasmanian devil.
Feature: When the Devil’s Away the Possums Will Play
Brushtail possums are boldly venturing away from the safety of trees to forage on the ground as an unprecedented transmissible cancer removes their major predator, the Tasmanian devil.
Credit: Angus McNab
Feature: Conservation Needs More Bite
What role can devils and dingoes play in curbing Australia’s rate of species extinctions?
Credit: Rodrigo Hamede, School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
Feature: Devil Is in the DNA
Ancient DNA is helping shed light on why the Tasmanian devil is being driven to extinction.
Browse: Culling Won’t Save Devil
The decision to abandon a trial to cull diseased Tasmanian devils has been endorsed mathematically.
Browse: Devil Tumour Changing
The cancer that is killing Tasmanian devils is changing.
Browse: Devilish Epigenetics Drive Tumour
Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease occurs when epigenetic factors turn off surface molecules that the immune system uses to recognise foreign tissue
Browse: Devils Needed on the Mainland Browse: Devil Facial Tumour Evolves to a More Deadly Form
Browse: Natural Antibodies Could Combat Tasmanian Devil Cancer Browse: Devil’s Bigger Extinct Cousin Discovered
Eureka!: Bacteria from Baby Poo Used to Make Sausages
Tasmanian devil facial tumour is evolving, and scientists have created a low-fat sausage using bacteria harvested from infant faeces.
Online Feature: Rewilding the Devil
What evidence is there that reintroducing Tasmanian devils to mainland Australia will affect the number of feral cats, rabbits and foxes?