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And, as always, Jilly Cooper is a devastating, hilarious and sometimes moving chronicler of the minutiae of family life, with some fascinating sidelights and side-swipes at the middle-class educational rat race along the way. Jilly Cooper is a journalist, author and media superstar. The author of many number one bestselling novels, she lives in Gloucestershire with her rescue racing greyhound, Bluebell. She has been awarded honorary doctorates by the Universities of Gloucestershire and Anglia Ruskin and appointed CBE in for services to literature and charity.
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Puffin Ladybird. Authors A-Z. Featured Authors. Articles, Games and more If a further study now underway in wild animals is successful, it could provide some of the first real-world evidence that targeted gene flow—which involves pushing an adaptive trait through an at-risk population to boost resiliency—could be used to save an endangered species.
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Australia, which has the highest mammal extinction rate in the world, is desperate for new conservation tools, says Euan Ritchie, a wildlife ecologist at Deakin University in Melbourne. If targeted gene flow works—the real test will be the ongoing wild trial—the research team says it could help other threatened species, too, including Tasmanian devils and corals on the Great Barrier Reef. In the 80 years since agriculture officials introduced the cane toad Rhinella marina to northeastern Australia to control a sugar cane-devouring beetle, the amphibians have spread across the state of Queensland, the Northern Territory and large chunks of Western Australia.
Ecologists Ella Kelly and Ben Phillips knew from their previous research that some quoll populations in Queensland had developed an aversion to the toads over the years. That could make those 'naive' quolls more resilient to toad invasions, if enough animals in a given group have the trait.
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To test this idea, the scientists bred animals in captivity, mixing northern quolls from a toad-infested area of Queensland that displayed an aversion to toads with naive quolls from a toad-free island in the Northern Territory. Kelly and Phillips then exposed the resulting offspring to a toad leg to gauge whether the young quolls recognized the threat.
The finding suggests that the trait is inherited, rather than taught by mother quolls, and may be dominant, the researchers say.