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The Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) provides a unique opportunity to elucidate the long-term effects of natural and anthropogenic selection on cancer evolution. Since first observed in 1996, this transmissible cancer has caused local population declines by >90%. So far, four chromosomal DFTD variants (strains) have been described and karyotypic(More)
Demonstration of immune responses against devil facial tumour disease in wild Tasmanian devils. Devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) is a recently emerged fatal transmissible cancer decimating the wild population of Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus har-risii). Biting transmits the cancer cells and the tumour develops in the new host as an allograft. The(More)
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