the impact of transportation and translocation on dispersal behaviour in the invasive cane toad.biological invasions transport organisms to novel environments; but how does the translocation process influence movement patterns of the invader? plausibly, the stress of encountering a novel environment, or of the transport process, might induce rapid dispersal from the release site-potentially enhancing (or reducing) invader success and spread. we investigated the effect of transportation and release to novel environments on dispersal-relevant traits of one of the world's most notorious invad ...201728432445
the acid test: ph tolerance of the eggs and larvae of the invasive cane toad (rhinella marina) in southeastern australia.invasive cane toads are colonizing southeastern australia via a narrow coastal strip sandwiched between unsuitable areas (pacific ocean to the east, mountains to the west). many of the available spawning sites exhibit abiotic conditions (e.g., temperature, salinity, and ph) more extreme than those encountered elsewhere in the toad's native or already invaded range. will that challenge impede toad expansion? to answer that question, we measured ph in 35 ponds in northeastern new south wales and 8 ...201526052640
possible differences in pathogenicity between cane toad-, frog- and platypus-derived isolates of mucor amphibiorum, and a platypus-derived isolate of mucor circinelloides.platypuses (ornithorhynchus anatinus) in the north of the island state of tasmania, australia, suffer from a serious disease called ulcerative mycosis, which is responsible for high morbidity and, presumably, mortality rates in areas where it occurs. the disease is caused by the dimorphic fungus mucor amphibiorum, which is also found in queensland, new south wales and victoria. however, it does not cause disease in platypuses in those states. it has been previously reported that a closely relate ...200515832556
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