The Young

Monday, 1. February 2016

Tasmanian devils continue to die from the virus infection of cancer in male Tasmanian devils on named Cedric, who, as previously thought immune to viral cancer, last week revealed the symptoms of this disease. To save Cedric, biologists had to conduct an operation to remove a tumor. So , the hopes of the scientists on the basis of the genetic material Cedric create a vaccine against the deadly disease for the Tasmanian devil, unfortunately, is not feasible Tasmanian devil disease is a rare infectious form of cancer and affects muzzle animals spread to Tasmania in the mid 1990's. This is a dangerous disease causes uncontrolled growth of tumors on the face of animals, resulting in the devil loses the ability to see, eat and die of hunger. Since the discovery of the disease due to virus stocks of the world's largest carnivorous marsupial has decreased by almost a third.

As reported by scientists at the present time, Tasmanian devils have to fight the epidemic of 'natural' methods. For example, in the young accelerated puberty, while females are now capable of producing offspring throughout the year (before this period was limited to two or three weeks). According to experts, if not found a vaccine against the virus or the animals themselves will not be able to resist the spread of the disease, Tasmanian devils can completely disappear from the face of the earth for 10-20 years. Biofuels contribute to an increase in populations of insect pests American biologists believe that mass migration to the use of biofuels will lead to a sharp increase in the populations of insect pests.

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