To Control the Spread

An Australian-led team of researchers has generated a draft genome assembly of the cane toad, Rhinella marina, an invasive species there, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Cane toads, native to Central and South America, were introduced to Queensland in 1935 to control cane beetles, but have killed northern quolls, freshwater crocodiles, and native lizards and snakes, the Herald adds.

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