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The condition of 79 plants of the loranthaceous mistletoe Tupeia antarctica in a podocarp-hardwood forest in the central North Island, New Zealand, was monitored over 4 years during a period of increasing possum density, following previous possum control. Mistletoe comprised 1.2% of total possum diet during the three years following possum control.(More)
We conducted a field trial to determine whether percutaneous challenge of wild brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) with virulent Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis (TB), resulted in subsequent transmission of M. bovis to other possums. We then used our results to make a preliminary first direct estimate of the ‘TB(More)
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