Over the course of the five-week ‘Mark, Release Recapture’ (MRR) study 3000 male mosquitoes were released and then recaptured through a network of over 70 traps. All to find out if they’d cross a road for a mate.
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We describe the first instance of our body’s own ‘microRNA’ promoting and exacerbating viral infections.
Our animal experts have been training veterinary practitioners, animal health managers, diagnosticians and livestock industry representatives in biosecurity and emergency animal diseases.
Our new project in Far North Queensland aims to beat zika and other mosquito-borne diseases.
A suite of exotic pests have been detected in Australia recently, emphasising that we are under increasing pressure from biosecurity threats.
We’ve been using biocontrol to weed out some of Australia’s worst plant pests, including the widespread Crofton weed on Lord Howe Island.
We have conducted the first analysis of invasive species threat to global crop production on a country-by-country basis.
We’re field testing a new malaria breath test to help the global fight against malaria, which killed more than half a million people in 2013 alone.