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Oral microbiome metabarcoding in two invasive small mammals from New Zealand
All multicellular organisms host a wide diversity of microorganisms in and on their bodies, which are collectively known as their microbiome. Characterising microbial communities that inhabit different body niches in wild ...
Trends in vertebrate pesticide use and new developments: New Zealand initiatives and international implications
(University of California, 2010)
In New Zealand, sodium fluoroacetate (1080) has been used for vertebrate pest control for several decades. Since the 1990s, some 1080 users have switched to brodifacoum for possum and rodent control because of its ready ...
Retaining or retrieving older and trying to identify novel rodenticides
(University of California, 2012)
Anticoagulant compounds are likely to play an important role in the control of commensal rodents for crop protection and conservation for the foreseeable future. However, there are concerns regarding their persistence and ...
De novo transcriptome assembly and annotation of liver and brain tissues of common brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) in New Zealand: Transcriptome diversity after decades of population control
The common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula), introduced from Australia in the mid-nineteenth century, is an invasive species in New Zealand where it is widespread and forms the largest self-sustained reservoir of ...