BTS becoming immune to Cane Toad toxins

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BTS becoming immune to Cane Toad toxins

Postby Ophidiophile » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:37 am

Here's a cool article that just came out. BTS are becoming immune to cane toad toxins, particularly in areas where an invasive plant called "mother-of-millions" has been introduced. The plant has a toxin remarkably similar to cane toad toxin and where BTS feed on the plant they develop tolerance to the toxins of BOTH the plant and the cane toads.

A link to a short report about the article:
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2012/01/weeds-save-bluetongue-from-the.html

A link to the full article in American Naturalist is at the bottom of the short report.
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Re: BTS becoming immune to Cane Toad toxins

Postby critterguy » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:16 pm

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Re: BTS becoming immune to Cane Toad toxins

Postby supersnakeman101 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:50 am

very cool is nice to see some animals adapting and resisting the cane toads
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Re: BTS becoming immune to Cane Toad toxins

Postby Spindown » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:24 pm

wow thats awesome. Goes to show that an environment with things that arent supposed to be there CAN adapt, albeit very slowly.
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