Scientists successfully map the genome of the Cane Toad

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The Cane Toad has had its genome mapped - image courtesy of Pixabay

Following its introduction into Queensland in 1935 to help control cane beetles, the Cane Toad has become an environmental problem that continues to impact many native species.

Now a group of Australian scientists have successfully managed to map the genome of the Cane Toad.

The results from their work have opened up new opportunities to study the Cane Toad‘s impressive evolutionary adaptability and also to potentially uncover new methods to help control its population.

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